To get a statue after your death like this is really a shame I think. Who can see you up there?
It is called "the Column of Lely". Cornelis Lely was the architect of the Flevopolders and this city Lelystad has his name. The 30 m high column is made of basalt boulders and symbolize the boulders where the dikes around the Flevopolders are made of.
Here a closer look of Lely.
The column and the statue are made by two different artists. The one who made the statue Piet Esser, was not satisfied with the result ( I can imagine) and had his statue removed. This one is a replica of a statue made by the late "Mari Andriessen".
This is the original statue of Lely that was removed of the column and replaced in another part of the city Lelystad. This photo I made earlier in 2015, had no idea about the story behind.