Serif font identification request. (Like Trajan)

Tim Min's picture

Hi, everyone. I'm a longtime lurker but now I have a type ID questions so I thought I'd ask the board. I'm doing a project for class where we had to find a monument in NYC with type on it and identify as best we can.

I'm looking to identify this typeface engraving. I think it looks a little like Trajan but a little more condensed and smaller serifs. It was engraved around 1975 and it is across the street from the UN building in New York City in Ralph Bunche Park.

Any help or nudges in the right direction would be very much appreciated.

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oldnick's picture

It appears to be classic Roman monumental lettering, similar in proportions to those laid out by Albrecht Dürer and others. Trajan is a reasonable approximation.

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