Cleopatra’s Needle New York

Cleopatra’s Needle in New York is one a pair of obelisks from the rieh of Egyptian Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. Its twin is located in the City of London.
It was erected in New York City’s Central Park in a Masonic ceremony in 1881. The cornerstone was laid in place the previous year in a Masonic ceremony. Over 9000 Masons paraded through the streets of New York to celebrate its erection.