The Wall—the iconic minimalist scuplture (right) installed by artist Frosty Myers at 599 Broadway on the corner of Houston and Broadway back in the early 1970's, but removed for structural reasons in 2002—will rise again on the same wall. Per The Villager, 30 additional feet of wall space will be added so the beams that form the structure can rise higher, allowing for the installation of (you see this coming, right?) street-level billboards. 'The Wall' will also be lit at night for the first time.
An odd compromise, to be sure, but an oddly pleasing one nonetheless.
· High, Bright, 'The Wall' Will Return to Soho Wall [The Villager via Miss Representation]
· Soho's 'The Wall': Going, Going... Already Gone [Curbed]