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Columbus Circle

In this undated artist rendering released by the Public Art Fund in New York, scaffolding surrounds the exterior of the statue of Christopher Columbus on New York Cityís Columbus Circle. At the top of the scaffolding Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi will build a contemporary living room around the 13 foot statue of Christopher Columbus. The installation will be in place from Sept. 20 to Nov. 18, 2012 and will be entitled ìDiscovering Columbusî (AP Photo/Tatzu Nishi)

NYC Columbus statue enveloped by 'living room'

October 8, 2012

The exhibit, "Discovering Columbus" by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, has become a must-see cultural attraction in New York

since it opened Sept. 20. Some 20,000 people have made the walk up six

flights of stairs for the up-close view of Columbus, as well as the

unique views of Midtown Manhattan and Central Park.