At the very top of the long winding stairs leading down to the Pond on the northwest side of the Grand Army Plaza is the Lombard Lamp. It is a highly decorated, cast-iron replica of an original located on the Lombard Bridge in Hamburg, Germany. It was presented to Central Park in 1979 by the officials of that city as a symbol of friendship and good will.
Its 1,320-pound ornate cast-iron frame supports five round lamps and is an exact replica of the lamp designed by sculptor Carl Borner in 1869, which is present on the Lombard Bridge in Hamburg. At its square base, four carved cherubs gently sit as they grace each corner.
About Central Park
Find all the information you need to enjoy your visit to New York City’s iconic Central Park.
Things To Do
From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear – and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste. You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel – or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!
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