More than 10,000 concrete statues of presidents, queens and prime ministers stand in front of the U-M Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Some date to the 19th century, others to the 20th century.
The city of Ann Arbor is one of the world’s biggest employers of architects and engineers.
But the building was originally designed by German industrialist Karl Benz, and a city-appointed trustee had to decide who should have the job.
The museum is also home to a huge collection of paintings and other objects, and the public is allowed to visit them.
The decision came after a public hearing in which the trustees heard about complaints about the statue, and many objected to the idea of having a president or prime minister of a country that had just taken a big step toward nuclear disarmament.
So the city chose to give the job to the renowned architect, Joseph B. Pauli, who had worked on such big projects as the Hoover Dam and the Olympic stadium in the 1950s.
The mayor, Brian Dukakis, who served in the White House, said at the time: “The question that arises is, who is responsible?
Some say the museum is too big and has become a symbol of Annapurna. “
I think it’s fair to say that if you are a citizen of Annapolis, you are probably going to want a monument that honors the city that has been one of America’s greatest and most successful cities.”
Some say the museum is too big and has become a symbol of Annapurna.
The sculpture has become such a symbol that Annapurians are protesting against it, saying they would prefer a smaller one.
Annapaulas chief planner, Michael B. Kugel, said the project was designed for a different audience.
The U-Bahn museum was designed by the renowned landscape architect John O. Geisler, who designed the Hoover dam and Olympic stadium.
He designed many of the great monuments in America, including the Statue of Liberty and the U, and he had no problem with a statue honoring a country whose leader was a communist.
“There are a lot of people who say the monument is inappropriate because it depicts a dictator, but it is not, in fact, a dictator,” he said.
“The monument is an icon of the United States.
We have to be mindful that we are not appropriating history.”
The president of the Annapolis Society of Architects and Engineers, Charles C. Johnson, said he was not opposed to the monument, but he thought the city’s museum was too big.
“You can’t have a monument of someone that was in power who had a major economic impact on the city,” he told the newspaper.
“A monument of an autocrat is not going to be as meaningful as a monument honoring a dictator.”
The debate is over who will build the new monument.
The first is expected to be completed in the next couple of years, with the remaining work beginning in 2022.
That could include a huge glass building that would be the largest in the United State, with a capacity of over 400,000 square feet, and will include an observation deck that could be opened to the public.
The work on the new statue will be financed by private donations, though it is unclear how much.
The council’s first meeting was held on March 2, and more will be held this week to consider the monument.