Day 121

Pulitzer Fountain

April 29th, 2012

Our friend Karl Bitter was the first to propose the creation of Grand Army Plaza, and he also designed this fountain, which occupies the southern half of the plaza. In fact, the sculpture of the Roman goddess Pomona that sits atop the fountain was his final work, or work-in-progress, anyway: before he had a chance to complete it, he was struck by a car and killed after leaving the Metropolitan Opera with his wife one evening in 1915.

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