New Haven has a new addition to its landscape — a life-sized bronze statue of the dinosaur Torosaurus latus. Perched on its granite base on Whitney Avenue next to the Yale Peabody Museum, the statue towers 2 stories over visitors.
The Peabody brought together paleontologists, zoologists and an army of artists and volunteers to create a 21-foot life-size bronze sculpture of Torosaurus. The 7,350-pound sculpture sits on a 13-foot, 70-ton base of Stony Creek granite, the same granite used for the base of the Statue of Liberty.
Winner of the 2007 Emmy® for Education/Schools Program from the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Television Academy
The Torosaurus Project is made possible through the generosity of Elizabeth R. and Stanford N. Phelps (Yale ’56) and their grandchildren Max, Garrett and Ford.
Top Right: Artist’s rendering of how the statue will look in its new environment. The surrounding area will be landscaped to create a Cretaceous garden with granite benches. The plantings will include magnolias, ferns and other species that existed about 66 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period. Painting by Laura Friedman.