Bob Dylan among newest names on NYC monument honoring Nobel winners

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Bob Dylan to be added to list of names on NYC monument
Bob Dylan's name will be added to a monument to Nobel Prize winners.

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Bob Dylan's name will be added to some of America's most accomplished citizens at a park on the Upper West Side.

Dylan is among the names being inscribed on the NYC Parks Laureate Monument.

The structure in Theodore Roosevelt Park at Columbus Avenue and West 81st Street honors all American Nobel Prize winners.

The music legend won the prize for literature last year.

Dylan will not be attending Thursday's event.

The 2016 American Nobel Prize recipients, newly added to the Nobel Monument, are: Bob Dylan - Literature, Oliver Hart - Economics, Fraser Stoddart - Chemistry, David J. Thouless - Physics, F. Duncan M. Haldane - Physics, and John M. Kosterlitz - Physics.

The Nobel Monument is the only monument in a New York City park where the names of living persons are inscribed.