18. Anish Kapoor Sculpture at 56 Leonard
Rendering of Anish Kapoor sculpture at 56 Leonard St. © Anish Kapoor, 2017
Internationally celebrated, Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor will have his first permanent public artwork in New York City at 56 Leonard Street. The sculpture has been a key element of the building’s design since the beginning and will be integrated into the architecture of the Tribeca tower.
Kapoor’s monumental mirror sculpture is an enigmatic balloon-like form that will sit at the base of the 60-story structure and seemingly both prop up the building and be squashed by it. The sculpture weighs 40 tons and measuring 48 feet long by 19 feet high. Kapoor’s untitled work is about halfway complete, and will hopefully be viewable this month!