4. The Port Authority’s 42nd Street Ballroom Had A Stormy Past

Designed by George Rhoads in 1983, the 42nd Street Ballroom has had a tumultuous past in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The kinetic sculpture consists of 24 billiard balls, over fifteen devices to create movement and chiming sounds, and runs on a timer. The sculpture also features a button that allows visitors to interact with the device despite the timer function.

The sculpture was removed for a time because it allowed easy targets for pickpocketers, but was brought back due to public demand where it continues to remain on display.