Gargantuan Statue Of Columbus, Rejected By At Least Six Cities, Finds Home In Puerto Rico

“At 350 ft, Birth of a New World is not the tallest sculpture in existence. … But [Zurab] Tsereteli’s work is enormous, 45ft taller than the Statue of Liberty from pedestal to torch. In 1993, Columbus, Ohio, turned it down. Other cities followed suit, including New York, Boston, Cleveland, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Finally the statue was offered a home in Puerto Rico, where Columbus arrived in 1493.”