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Unveiling of the statue Enlightened Universe by Cristóbal Gabarrón

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 16:00 / Location: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, New York, NY
Tags: Cristóbal Gabarrón, NYC, UN 70, UN70, United Nations special event, Central Park, Earth, Special Events, Gabarron, UN, UNHQ, New York, UN special event, Enlightened Universe, event, United Nations

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, a monumental statue Enlightened Universe was unveiled on Saturday, 24 October 2015, at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. The installation – created by Spanish artist Cristóbal Gabarrón – is presented by the United Nations in partnership with The Gabarron Foundation.

The commemorative statue depicts 70 life-size figures joined in hand around a central globe, creating a human chain of global citizenship, solidarity, tolerance, respect for nature, and shared responsibility. The sphere measures 6,371 millimeters to correspond to the Earth's diameter of 6,371 kilometers. The 70 figures represent the 70 years of the United Nations.