VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 37 Posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2194 times:
I was watching a Midnight Oil music video, King of the Mountain, which includes footage from a concert given by the band in New York. From what I can tell, the stage faces the Exxon Building. I'm interested in finding out about some statues/sculptures which are shown briefly. I think they might be on the building behind the stage, which from what I can tell is the GE Building (though correct me if that is not the building across the street from the Exxon Building). One of the statues shows a man with the words "THE SPIRIT" above him, another is a woman holding a child, with the words "GIFTS OF EARTH" above, while another is a man with the words "THE CONQUEST" above.
I'm wondering if these statues are in fact part of the facade of the GE Building, and what their history and meaning is. They've always intrigued me in the video...
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