Works of Art
in the Vicinity of the World Trade
Source: Margot Gayle and Michele Cohen, 1988; published by the Art
Commission and Municipal Art Society
Comments on status compiled by Linda Jones, Preserve & Protect,
Double Check, bronze, 1982,
J. Seward Johnson, Jr., 1 Liberty
Credit: Jeff Mermelsteinm (Sept 11 photo)
Sphere for Plaza Fountain,
Fritz Koenig 1968-71, Damaged.
(FEMA News Photo: A, Booher, Sept
- The Red Cube, 1967, Isamu Noguchi, 140 Broadway. Painted
welded steel and aluminum. [This is on the West side of Broadway and probably
- Double Check, 1982, J. Seward Johnson, Jr., 1 Liberty Plaza.
Bronze life-size statue, placed on metal bench. [I've seen two different photos
of this, covered with rubble.]
- Sphere for Plaza Fountain, 1968-71, Fritz Koenig, Tobin Plaza
at WTC. Bronze, 25 feet high. [Survived, according to Ed Gregory, New York
Built Environment 1000]
- WTC Plaza Sculpture, 1967-72, Masayuki Nagare, Tobin Plaza at
WTC. Black Swedish granite over steel armature, 14 feet high by 34 feet wide by
17 feet deep. [Survived, according to Ed Gregory, New York Built Environment
- Ideogram, 1967-73, James Rosati, Tobin Plaza at WTC.
Stainless steel, 23 feet 6 inches high by 28 feet 6 inches deep.
- Sky Gate, New York, 1977-78, Louise Nevelson, Lobby of 1 WTC.
Black-painted wood relief, 17 feet high by 32 feet wide by 12 feet deep.
- World Trade Center Stabile, 1970-71, Alexander Calder, 7 WTC,
Vesey Street Overpass. Abstract steel construction painted red.
- Ed Gregory: I have not seen the large Calder sculpture that sat
at the north east corner of the site outside #5 WTC, but because of it's
location, I think there's a good chance that it has also survived.
- Alex Herrera: I believe the large red Calder stabile that used to
be in front of 5 WTC was moved some time back to the elevated plaza over Vesey
Street leading to 7 WTC. The plaza, the sculpture and 7 WTC are now all
- The Upper Room, 1984-87, Ned Smyth, Battery Park City, Albany
Street at the Esplanade. Cast concrete, glass, stone, mosaic, 40 feet high by
75 feet long by 20 feet wide.