Already home to prominent art works such as Robert Indian’s Love at Sixth Avenue at 55th Street and William Crovello’s Curved Cube at the Time Life Building, Sixth Avenue is about to see another piece of high-profile corporate art. According to the New York Observer, the Durst Organization is adding a 90-foot-long, 12-foot high and six-foot deep sculpture by light artist Leo Villareal to the lobby of its office tower at 1133 Sixth Avenue.
The piece, dubbed Volume (Durst), is Villareal’s
“I love the chance encounter,” Villareal said at an opening reception for the lobby Tuesday night. “I love seeing people stopping in front of it, talking to their friends about, pointing.”
The addition of the sculpture is just part of Durst’s larger renovation of the building. Durst hired the architecture firm Gensler to design the new lobby, replace the lighting and add new elevators to the 1 million-square-foot tower. [NYO] –Christopher Cameron