1 Eagle is at Cooper Union

Cooper Union eagle. Photo courtesy of The Cooper Union The Cooper Union

Students and the dean at the Cooper Union petitioned the Pennsylvania Railroad for one of the eagles in 1965, after the demolition of Penn Station, because the sculptor of the eagles, Adoph Weiman, was a Cooper Union graduate. The eagle was located on Cooper Union’s New Jersey campus until 1973, when it was moved to the courtyard of another Cooper building on Third Avenue in the East Village. The school sold this building to plan for its new building at 41 Cooper Square, where the eagle was given a new home on the 8th floor green roof in 2009.