NYC Parks’ Conservation Team Spruce up Veterans Monuments for Veterans Day

 

 

 

The Freedom Square, Queens, Memorial angel figure cleaned and waxed. Image credit: NYC Parks.

NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservators were hard at work to preserve more than 25 war memorials ahead of Veterans Day. Parks’ bronze sculptures have been cleaned and rewaxed to make them shine in honor of our veterans.

Bushwich-Ridgewood Memorial doughboy at Heisser Square in Brooklyn. Image credit: NYC Parks

Launched in 1997, the Citywide Monuments Conservation Program is a public-private partnership that provides low-cost, professional expertise in maintaining NYC Parks’ extensive collections of monuments and permanent outdoor art. Since its inception, the program has conserved 80 sculptures and provided full-scale, high-quality annual care for more than 500 additional sculptures and monuments. 

The Freedom Square, Queens, Memorial angel figure cleaned and waxed. Image credit: NYC Parks.

This is the 25th season of NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program (CMCP). This past June, the Team was hard at work on Richard Hunt’s Harlem Hybrid.

Monuments staff buffing wax coating on the Bushwick-Ridgewood Memorial doughboy at Heisser Square in Brooklyn. Image credit: NYC Parks

In July of this year, we found the Team hard at work on the Washington Square Arch in Greenwich Village.

Monuments staff buffing wax coating on the Bushwick-Ridgewood Memorial doughboy at Heisser Square in Brooklyn. Image credit: NYC Parks

In 2021, CMPC readied the statue of Dante Alighieri by Ettore Ximenes in advances of the 700th anniversary of the Italian poet’s death.

Parks Conservator buffing wax on Winfield War Memorial, Queens. Image credit: NYC Parks.

A few years ago, NYC Parks Citywide Monuments conservation Program teamed up with Green-Wood Cemetery experts to preserve old gravesend cemetery, resetting and restoring weathered and toppled gravestones.

Monument at Father Duffy Square, Manhattan. Photo credit: NYC Parks.

Follow NYC Parks’ Monuments Conservation Program (CMCP). 

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