Trump International Hotel & Tower Globe
Public Art: Trump International Hotel & Tower
Also known as : The Steel Globe, Trump's Globe,
Sculptor: © Kim Brandell
Sculptor's website: brandellstudios.com
Date Unveiled: c1997
Description: The iconic Trump Globe is made of steel
and measures 30ft in diameter. The continents on the globe are mounted on a frame of rings that depict
the longitude-latitude lines. Note- for such an iconic sculpture there is very little information on the
Location: The Trump Globe is located outside the
Trump International Hotel & Tower (north side) on Colombus Circle, near the Colombus Monument, New York City,
New York, USA.
Trivia: The Trump International Hotel & Tower was
originally built in 1969 as the head offices of Gulf + Western (Paramount Pictures). After Paramount was sold to
Viacom in 1994 it was sold to real estate baron, Donald Trump. He , of course, rebuilt it and renamed it Trump
International Hotel & Tower (Trump International for short).
The Globe is often referred to as the "prow of the triangular lot"
Trump was so peeved about losing the bid on a property across the street (the site of the former
New York Coliseum) from Trump International, when the Time Warner Center was built he hung an enormous sign from
his building reading "Your views aren’t so great, are they? We have the real Central Park views and address."