4. The Earth Room, SoHo


The Earth Room is a Soho art piece by Walter de Maria, an artist famous for his extraordinary land art work such as the Broken Kilometer at 393 West Broadway and the Lightning Field in New Mexico. De Maria’s intentions for this work  was for visitors to feel the Earth in the room and connect to nature in an urban setting. This room full of dirt has existed since 1977 and has had the same caretaker for over 23 years, Mr. Bill Dilworth. Step into the Earth room and enjoy a moment of silence in New York City.