"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


Ugo Attardi’s Ulysses, a figure of warmth and energy is defined by the artist as II Modern Baroque. The body, fierce with beauty and Hellenic elegance is united to, and contrasted with, the helmet-mask, which hides and reveals weakness and complexity in the face of the warrior-hero. The dark mask, a chameleon-like piece of armor, resounds with aggressiveness and outrageous pride. Through the bronze, Attardi has tried to give life to the figure’s daringness and vitality as well as geometry of dance and the unrelenting thirst for knowledge.

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