Red Square Lenin Statue
The statue on the top of this building is not hailing a cab from the roof, but has actually hailed from Mother Russia. The giant Lenin was originally a state commissioned work, which was hidden after the Soviet Union’s demise and found in a backyard of a dacha outside of Moscow. Sitting atop a luxury high rise called “Red Square”, developers purchased the statue to poke fun at the name, and also because they claim the LES is home of the socialist movement. They even created a postcard that said “Greetings From Red Square,” with Lenin’s arm raised proudly toward the downtown skyline.
Who: Yuri Gerasimov
What: Lenin Statue
Where: 250 East Houston Street.