Denizens of Tribeca celebrated today, as Anish Kapoor’s much-anticipated bean sculpture for New York has finally been finished. The long-awaited sculpture is no longer shrouded by construction barriers and fencing or covered with plywood paneling. The artwork, finished in a polished reflective surface similar in material and proportion to the British artist’s famous Cloud Gate in Chicago, is situated at the corner of Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard, colloquially known as the Jenga Tower, squished between the roof canopy and sidewalk.
Plans to realize the bulbous, stainless-steel work at the site have been in progress nearly since the building’s inception, with developer Izak
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