New York Daily Photo Analytics

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Metronome

This huge artwall has been an enigma for myself and most New Yorkers and visitors. The piece, Metronome, was commissioned by the developers of the building at One Union Square South, created by Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel (who won a national competition) and inaugurated in 1999. It is an investigation of time containing nine elements - every element has a specific meaning. The photo only shows the central portion, The Vortex, in brick, measuring 100 feet high by 60 feet wide. Smoke is emitted throughout the day through the center (The Infinity) surrounded by gold leaf (The Source). Note the hand (900 pounds) of George Washington at the very top. To the left (not shown) is an element which always generates speculation - The Passage - a digital atomic clock 15 panels long (five feet high). It turns out to be an elaborate countdown of the day's time. The entire piece, it's elements and history is explained in the original press release.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting post.

mea said...

That thing is crazy looking!

Anonymous said...

Very nice site! buick 3800 engine becket baseball card rating Display wall with slots Breast enhancement denver colorado Mud jeep Fuckin blowjob clip prosoft tennis contact lenses Bbw mistresses Botox parties pros and cons Pamela anderson celebrities female teenage bikini http://www.personal-business-card-holders.info/Evista-line.html escada jardin soleil perfume what is bontril Consumer reviews on portable dvd players Website creator with free templates

Anonymous said...

Very nice site! » »

Anonymous said...

we are visiting from new mexico and we loved the art thank you to the artists thank you to the capitalist pigs and their blood money boo to all the critics as usual people just don't get it thank you for the photos and for a place to comment