ARTWORK OF THE COLUMN
The Column artwork revealed
What follows is the detail of Attilio Pusterla’s initial sketches for the Astoria Column. His chronological depictions begin from bottom to top — tracing the development to the region from its pristine beginnings to the arrival of the railroad in 1893.
Click on a letter below or on Pusterla’s sketches to see the details of the art and the history behind it. You’ll learn fascinating stories and see details you might not be able to pinpoint from the ground.