2. A New York City Gargoyle
New York City is the setting of the first film in the Harry Potter spin-off movie franchise Fantastic Beasts, and you will find one in the exhibition. This chimera, a fire breathing monster with a lion’s head, was one of eight figures that once loomed over Times Square from the 24th floor observatory of the Times Tower. Next to this figure in the exhibition is a drawing by architect Cass Gilbert of the Woolworth Building, a structure decked inside and out with gargoyles and grotesques of all kinds. The Woolworth also serves as the setting for the Magical Congress of the United States in the Fantastic Beasts films.
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