Attilio (1866-1945) came from a family of Tuscan stonecutters whose studio was in the Bronx. The Piccirillis carved for Daniel Chester French (including the Continents at the Customs House and the Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington), and for John Quincy Adams Ward (including the New York Stock Exchange pediment), plus works such as the lions outside New York Public Library, 1911, parts of the Washington Arch, ca. 1895-1918, and the Pulitzer Fountain, 1916. Of Attilio's own design are the sculptures on the Maine Monument and the Firemen's Memorial, both 1913, as well as Youth Leading Industry and the Joy of Life at Rockefeller Center, ca. 1936 and 1937 (the latter at 15 West 48th Street), the pediments of the Frick Art Reference Library (71st Street off Fifth Avenue), and the doors of the Riverside Church (Riverside Drive at 122nd Street). Brooklyn has Indian Literature and Indian Law Giver, ca. 1900 (Brooklyn Museum). Aside from this Columbus, the Bronx has his Outcast, 1908 (Woodlawn Cemetery).
The statement "One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time" (or "You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore") is often attributed to Columbus - probably because it seems to very appropriate! It was actually written by Andre Gide: "On ne découvre pas de terre nouvelle sans consentir à perdre de vue, d'abord et longtemps, tout rivage."
In a tweet of 5/24/15, I quoted from Guest's "The Things That Haven't Been Done Before." Here it is in full.
You could make a day of visiting Columbuses here. When I haven't created pages for them yet on Forgotten Delights, I'll give you a link to another site.