Don Juan de Oñate, (AKA) Juan de Oñate y Salazar was to be the official name for this gargantuan statue that now stands outside El Paso's airport. Instead, it is slowly becoming known simply as "The Equestrian." A noble name, yes - but too generic for such a titanic work.
The world's largest bronze equestrian statue was bolted into place on October 25, 2006 at the entrance to El Paso, Texas's international airport. It stands 36 feet tall on an eight-foot base, and is the second-tallest statue in Texas, overshadowed only by a titanic Sam Houston in Huntsville.