Photo by myself, around 23rd Street and Broadway, in the Flatiron District.
A striking metal sculpture stands at the foot of the Flatiron Building, at the moment.
A large stainless steel replica of the Met Life Tower looks like it's coiled up like measuring tape. The real Met Life Tower is just a block away, just beyond Madison Square Park.
The sculpture is part of the 'Park Avenue Project' by Alexandre Arrechea, a contemporary Cuban artist. Other parts of the project are installed along Park Avenue, each showing a different New York building.
Other buildings featured include the Empire State Building (coiled up at 64th Street), the Chrysler Building (wiggling at 66th Street) and the MetLife Building (balanced on a giant top at 67th Street).
A more straightforward view shows the MetLife Tower in context. As you can see, it's quite big!
Click here to see the other buildings represented in the project.
For a little more about the sculpture outside the Flatiron Building, click here.
Related posts: Genesis Mural, Soho, Mural, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and 'Zodiac Heads', Outside the Plaza Hotel.