4. 107th Infantry Memorial

107th Memorial in NYC

Sitting among a wide collection of statues in Central Park, the 107th Infantry Memorial, designed by sculptor Karl Illava, features seven WWI foot soldiers (“doughboys”) in battle. It was donated by the Seventh Regiment New York 107th United Infantry Memorial Committee, and currently sits at the end of East 67th Street at Fifth Avenue.

According to NYC Parks & Recreation, Illava, who was a sergeant with the 107th, used his own hands as models to create the soldiers’ hands. The entire piece is set on top of a granite platform designed by architects Rogers and Haneman.