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A statue of "Justice" atop City Hall (New York City)--July 20, 2011


The sculpture of Justice on top of the cupola on City Hall is the third such sculpture to stand atop the current City Hall building, which was constructed during the 1803-1812 timeframe. Painted to resemble carved stone, Justice is constructed much like the Statue of Liberty, composed of lightweight pieces of sheet copper soldered together and supported on an internal armature. Justice is an example of the skills of nineteenth-century manufacturing. Justice is a mass-produced sculpture. It was manufactured by the William H. Mullins Studio at a cost of $600. The Mullins Studio constructed numerous figuresfor public buildings and expositions.


More about City Hall and Justice can be found at the website of the City Hall Roof Restoration Project.



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Taken on July 20, 2011