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1900: Peter Cooper Monument

Following Cooper’s death in 1883, Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), the preeminent 19th century sculptor and one of the earliest alumni of Cooper Union (class of 1864), was commissioned to design a monument in honor of the great visionary. The sculpture was placed at 7th Street between 3rd Avenue and Cooper Square.

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