Tightrope Walking Across the Sky

The bronze Tightrope Walker statue by Kees Verkade of one walker on the shoulders of another on Revson Plaza against a blue sky at Columbia University.

January 12, 2024

Crossing Revson Plaza's sky bridge over Amsterdam Avenue is a towering bronze sculpture of two tightrope walkers, one balancing on the shoulders of the other, standing over 14 feet. They are walking a fine (Columbia) lion!

Learn more about this Kees Verkade sculpture, created as a tribute to General William J. ("Wild Bill") Donovan (CC1905, LAW1908, HON'47).

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