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5 in 1

Of all of Tony Rosenthal’s sculptures around New York, the saddest is “5 in 1,” which has definitely seen better days. Hidden behind 1 Police Plaza near City Hall, the sculpture even started off on the wrong foot. Funding prevented the sculpture from initially being sealed in a red paint, so it stood in its raw Cor-ten steel state for several years.

Cor-ten is a bit temperamental, needing to dry out when getting wet, so its exposure to the elements began corroding the surface. It was finally painted red to cover graffiti. It now hides in a small pedestrian mall,kinda visible through the giant arch below Police Place… covered in bird poop.

Who: Tony Rosenthal

What: 5 in 1

Where: One Police Plaza

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