Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Twist (Literally) on New York's Iconic Buildings

As we were walking home from the "United Enemies" sculpture, we came across another new installation — this one on Park Avenue.

The city regularly features artwork along the avenue's median. (I took note of this piece last summer.)


The current work, by the Cuban-born artist Alexandre Arrechea, is a series of sculptures devoted to New York's most famous buildings. In each case, the landmarks are twisted or reimagined.

The Empire State Building

Helmsley Building

Chrysler Building

MetLife Building

There are 10 buildings in all (one at each intersection of Park Avenue in a portion of the Upper East Side), though I only saw four yesterday.

It's probably worth a special trip to see them all.