Living room built around NYC Columbus statue a hit - Article Photos 1/6

Leaders of the Italian-American community, civil servants from New York and Italy, including police and sanitation workers and other guests, stand in what is known as the living room created by artist Tatzu Nishi that surrounds Gaetano Russo's 1892 sculpture of Christopher Columbus 75 Feet Above Columbus Circle Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in New York. The art installation “Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus," which brings people to eye level with the Columbus statue, became part of an annual wreath laying ceremony that celebrates Columbus Day. Posing center right for a photograph is Mario Gabelli, Grand Marshall of the 2012 Columbus Day parade, and Natalia Quintavalle, Consul General of Italy in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)