NYC Columbus statue enveloped by 'living room'

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A visitor and the statue Christopher Columbus are seen through a window fo the exhibit during a media preview of "Discovering Columbus," by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 in New York's Columbus Circle.  The 810-square-foot living room offers spectacular views of mid-Manhattan. A 13-foot statue of Christopher Columbus stands amid the couches, lamps and coffee table. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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The exhibit, "Discovering Columbus" by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, has become a must-see cultural attraction in New York since it opened Sept. 20. Some 20,000 people have made the walk up six flights of stairs for the up-close view of Columbus, as well as the unique views of Midtown Manhattan and Central Park.