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Venerable Wall Street Journal art critic Ada Louise Huxtable weighs in on the removal of the Harry Bertoia sculptural screen from the beloved glass box of 510 Fifth Avenue. And we get the feeling she's none too happy about it: "The removal of the Bertoia screen wall is a perverse form of preservation that begins with a profound misunderstanding of the sculpture's function as an essential architectural element....The building has been irrevocably impoverished, and the destruction promises to be complete with its conversion to generic commercial space. As a landmark, it becomes a travesty." [WSJ; previously]

510 Fifth Avenue

510 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY