Hometown hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored with bronze statue in Brooklyn

Hometown hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored with bronze statue in Brooklyn

The 7-foot-tall, 650-pound statue was unveiled last week at City Point Brooklyn, a mixed-use development about a half mile away from the Brooklyn Bridge.

The statue is open to the public, but reservations are required.

In the statue, Ginsburg stands on two steps, which the artists said represent her climb to reach the US Supreme Court.

Ginsburg became only the second female associate justice on the Supreme Court when then-President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1993. She served on the court for 27 years.

Monday would have been Ginsburg’s 88th birthday and city officials renamed the Brooklyn Municipal Building, which houses many city offices, the Justice Ginsburg Municipal Building in her honor.

“Today we honor a true daughter of Brooklyn: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “Justice Ginsburg fought for justice and equality her entire life. May her memory, and this building, inspire generations of New Yorkers to stand up, speak out and make our country a better place for all who call it home.”

At the ceremony, de Blasio said that the building would be a “living memorial” to Ginsburg where city workers would continue her legacy.

CNN’s Jennifer Henderson contributed to this story.

Source: CNN – US News

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