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Leaders of the Italian-American community, civil servants from New York and Italy, including police and sanitation workers and other guests, stand in what is known as the living room created by artist Tatzu Nishi that surrounds Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus 75 feet above Columbus Circle in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2012)(Credit: AP)

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Christopher Columbus statue displayed in NYC living room

Artist Tatzu Nishi has created a living around Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of explorer Christopher Columbus, which hovers 75 feet above Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

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