The Justice Ruth Bader Ginburg will be unveiled on March 15, 2021 at City Point, the mixed-use development located at 445 Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn, where it will be permanently installed. The event will take place during Women’s History Month, and commemorate Justice Ginsburg’s posthumous 88th birthday.
Chris Conlon, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Acadia Realty, partner in the City Point development, comments, “In her lifetime, Justice Ginsburg championed countless crucial causes. This statue is just a small reminder that we all need to set the highest possible standards for ourselves and society.” He continues, “From the people who work here, to the diverse shoppers and shopping at City Point, everyone feels welcome, equal and respected. We are honored to have this great statue grace our property, and to bring Justice Ginsburg’s ‘pathmarking’ spirit back to Brooklyn to inspire us for generations.”
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams who will declare March 15th Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day in Brooklyn adds, "No one can dispute the towering achievements of this judicial giant and the value of adding her likeness to the landscape of our city.” He continues, “There is nothing more fitting than to have the sculpture and, one of the most important buildings in our borough, the Brooklyn Municipal Building, named after this beloved trailblazer. We are pleased to champion these tributes to her commitment to justice, Brooklyn birthright, and enduring legacy.
Justice Ginsburg’s lifelong commitment to equal justice has inspired millions worldwide. Artists Gillie and Marc explain their endeavour, “We had the honor and privilege to create Justice Ginsburg’s distinguished likeness in everlasting bronze as a part of Statues for Equality." The artists continue, “With the two steps on its large base representing the Supreme Court and the climb she made to get there, the work is designed to provide the public with an opportunity to stand at her side, and gain inspiration from her journey fighting for equal rights.”
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