Ginsburg Development Cos. and officials from the village of Ossining on Sept. 7 dedicated a 23-foot-tall carbon steel sculpture called “The Angel” on the public park at Harbor Square, the $65 million luxury rental complex on the Ossining waterfront.
Commissioned by developer Martin Ginsburg, The Angel is an exact replica of a sculpture in Alijó, Portugal, the sister city of Ossining. Former Ossining Mayor William Hanauer saw the piece on a recent trip and connected its artist, César Israel Paulo, to Ginsburg to discuss recreating the piece at Harbor Square.
“We are delighted to have brought this exciting work of art to Harbor Square to be enjoyed by our residents as well as the general public who visit this beautiful new waterfront park. We believe that public art plays an important role in creating vibrant residential communities,” said developer Martin Ginsburg.
The sculpture pays tribute to the fire departments of both Alijó and Ossining.
“This powerful piece rising from the bank of the Hudson River is a fitting tribute to the remarkable men and women of the Ossining Fire Department,” said Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity.
Ginsburg and village officials also dedicated a new public kiosk in the park that features eight large-scale plaques commemorating Ossining’s history, from the Sint Sinck Indians to the Sing Sing Correctional Facility.
Located across from the Ossining Metro-North station, Harbor Square features 188 units of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Ginsburg Development said the complex is more than 50 percent leased.