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Pulitzer Fountain


Pulitzer Fountain is an outdoor fountain located in Manhattan's Grand Army Plaza in New York. The fountain is named after newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer who died in 1911 having bequeathed $50,000 for the creation of the fountain. Pulitzer intended his fountain to be "like those in the Place de la Concorde, Paris, France." The fountain was designed by the architect Thomas Hastings, and crowned by a statue conceived by the sculptor Karl Bitter. The fountain was dedicated in May 1916.


  • General 

  • Initial design and construction 

  • 1933-1935 restoration 

  • 1971 Restoration 

  • 1974 Landmarks Designation 

  • 1985-1990 Restoration