NEW YORK - A new public art installation in Manhattan is celebrating a local designer who made a global impact in the fight against fascism.

The late John Hejduk was the founding dean of the Cooper Union's school of architecture.

His work has been displayed all over the world.

Now the school is hosting a photography exhibit on his art and two outdoor structures made from his original plans.

The 23-foot tall pieces were originally designed to memorialize a man who set himself on fire to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

"It's got deep social political meaning. And to bring two of Mr. Hejduk's works outside the building in conjunction with an exhibition inside, and it's also a building that he renovated the interior of in the 1970s, we've come full circle," said Steven Hillyer of the Channin School of Architecture Archive at Cooper Union.

The structures will be on display at Cooper Union until June, but the photo exhibit will only last until April 29.

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