The most popular characters of Lewis Carroll's classic were sculpted within the 11-foot-tall bronze statue. The characters included the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Dormouse, along with the March Hare. Those four-story icons are balanced around the central element of Alice. This design of Alice was actually based off of the sculptor Jose de Creeft's daughter.
Around the statue, there are seven different phrases. Most are quotes from the story, but one of the engraved plaques says, Alice in Wonderland. In memory of my wife. Margarita Delacorte. Who Loved All Children. GTD. Margarita Delacorte Memorial. This memorial has served its purpose for many years in the Big Apple. It has even been used as settings in popular movies, such as, 'Remember Me'.