"Battery Park City and the Authority are not just about the buildings – it’s about the character of the community that has developed over time. Public space has had a new renaissance in New York City, but here in Battery Park City is where it started."


President & CEO

Sitting Stance

Artschwager’s installation consists of five separate pieces situated at the junction of West Thames Street and the Esplanade. At the center is a street lamp shrunken to squat proportions, surrounded by a wooden armature imitating its crown and girded by an upraised circular bench and table. A second circular seating area resembles an enlarged tree grating. The ensemble is completed by a throne-like seat made of granite, and a pair of reclining, slatted wooden deck chairs. Together, these works transform their cul-de-sac into an eccentric public recreation deck and mark a witty reflection of their urban environment.

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