Wellington Arch, also known as Constitution Arch or (originally) the Green Park Arch, is a triumphal arch located to the south of Hyde Park in central London and at the western corner of Green Park (although it is now isolated on a traffic island).
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... In 1882-83, the arch was moved a short distance to its present location on Hyde Park Corner to facilitate a road widening scheme ... When the arch was rebuilt in its new position, the Wellington Statue was not replaced ... had originally envisaged a sculpture of a quadriga on top of the arch, His intentions were finally realised in 1912, with the installation of a huge bronze designed by Adrian Jones ...
... The arch itself was built to commemorate the victories of Napoleon, but the quadriga was sculpted by Baron François Joseph Bosio to commemorate the Restoration of the Bourbons. 1900 Atop the Arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York, lady Columbia, an allegorical representation of the United States, rides in a chariot drawn by two horses ... entirely covered in gold leaf, and is situated above a building entrance rather than a triumphal arch ...
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