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An art installation in Columbus Circle will allow visitors to climb six stories of scaffolding and literally see eye to eye with statue of Christopher Columbus, DNAinfo.com reports.

The project is expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors.

While many see the exhibit as being innovative, others say it will create a logistical nightmare at one of Manhattan's busiest intersections.

Reporter Emily Frost discusses the project.

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