It sounds old fashioned, but of course there are sidewalk sweepers in NYC. People are litterbugs, rude gum-chewers, and smokers… the sidewalk is a magnet for everything in the city.
Posts Tagged ‘columbus circle’
I am trying to take a break from holiday stuff, though I do find it visually compelling. If you look closely you’re sure to find some bell-ringers.
You were waiting for this, weren’t you? This year’s picture of the snowflakes at the Time Warner Center has a mini Cape Canaveral scaffolding in the background. They are leaving up Tatzu Nishi’s “Discovering Columbus” set-up until January so that the Columbus sculpture can be conserved. (The exhibition closed last weekend.)
Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi has re-imagined the Columbus Circle statue as the centerpiece of a living room. Visitors climb stairs to reach the installation seventy-five feet in the air. The 13-foot-tall marble statue of Christopher Columbus dominates the tasteful living room (with funky pop art wallpaper); windows and magnificent views remind the crowd where they are. The piece is only up through this weekend.
As seen from the Time Warner Center. To use our vast architectural vocabulary, that new building on West 57th Street, on the block across from Carnegie Hall, is going to be a biggie, a behemoth, in fact, a skyline-changer. Upon completion, the mixed-use building will be 75 stories, among the tallest in the city.
If you haven’t yet seen Otherworldly, a show of dioramas at the Museum of Art and Design, try to get to the show before it closes on September 18th. Artists have built miniature alternative universes, often with the intention of photographing them. It’s an amazing display of imagination and craftsmanship. This monkey was fabricated by Didier Massard from France. (Thursday evening, admission is pay what you’d like.)