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Friday, July 12, 2013

All Coiled Up, near the Flatiron Building

Sculpture, nyc
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).

Sculpture, nyc
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.


s.c said...

The first one is a really great architectural shot. The second one shows the greatness of the artwork splendid. Like them both. Thanks for showing Kitty.

biebkriebels said...

Wow, this is fun! I like the artworks, never seen something like this.Your first photo is terrific.

Andy said...

I am very impressed with the first shot.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow. she is a talented artist. And you photo is also a good one.

RedPat said...

Love your shot, Kitty! They are great pieces.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Kitty your opening shot was very creative indeed! I really like this form of sculpture, particularly because it's architectural.
Have a great weekend, and take Rupert if you're going away. ;)

anne mancine said...

Great shot!

sonia a. mascaro said...

What an impressive and spectacular sculpture!
Great pictures, Kitty!
Thanks for intruduce to me this artist Alexandre Arrechea and for the links too.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

So cool!!

Denis said...

I really like your first shot, great.
In the second shot there is something that reminds me...
Yeah, the girl. I remember that girl in purple dress, because I took a picture of her the same day you did it: http://denisspedalieri.blogspot.com/2013/07/trova-le-differenze-nyc-11.html