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Rockefeller Center Statues Dressed Wearing Masks to Coincide with New York City Entering Phase Two of Reopening
Photograph: Courtesy Diane Bondareff / AP Images for Tishman Speyer.

These iconic NYC statues are now wearing face masks

Rockefeller Center's famous statues are now sporting some giant masks.

Shaye Weaver
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Shaye Weaver
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Rockefeller Center's famous statues are all wearing giant masks in solidarity with New Yorkers who are starting to come out of their homes as Phase 2 begins.

The giant Atlas holding a globe, the Mankind Figures — Maiden and Youth, and the golden Prometheus are all masked to remind passersby to wear their masks and social distance as more of them return to work.

Rockefeller Center Statues masks
Photograph: Diane Bondareff / AP for Tishman Speyer

The coverings are made of fabric that was fitted to the dimensions of each sculpture.

You can view them on Fifth Avenue between 50 and 51 streets. 

Rockefeller Center Statues Dressed Wearing Masks to Coincide with New York City Entering Phase Two of Reopening
Photograph: Diane Bondareff / AP for Tishman Speyer

New York City started Phase 2 of reopening on Monday. The city is expecting about 300,000 people to return to work and restaurants to open outdoor dining over the next two weeks, which is why it is important now more than ever to wear your mask when you go outside. 

Rockefeller Center Statues Dressed Wearing Masks to Coincide with New York City Entering Phase Two of Reopening
Photograph: Courtesy Diane Bondareff / Tishman Speyer

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