clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Train May Return to High Line With Giant Jeff Koons Sculpture

New, 9 comments

Maybe bringing Jeff Koons' "Train" sculpture to the High Line will require less of an engineering miracle than we first supposed. A rendering for the Culture Shed in Hudson Yards showed the sculpture improbably suspended from the ceiling, but the above rendering of it suspended from a crane seems somehow more believable. The whole setup "would employ a gyroscope to stabilize the sculpture to prevent it from swaying," explains the Times. The replica of a 1943 Baldwin 2900 locomotive?weighing several tons, with a working horn and wheels and the capacity to emit steam?would cost $25 million or more to put together and install. (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is interested in the sculpture, too, so each coast might end up with one.) One possible location along the High Line is Tenth Avenue and 30th Street; the sculpture's already been deemed too big to fit at Tenth Avenue and 18th Street.
· Koons 'Train' Project is Considered for High Line Park in Manhattan [City Room]
· Hudson Yards: Look Out, Here Comes the Neighborhood [Curbed]
· High Line's Three-Step Phase 3 Unveiled to the Public [Curbed]