Major Mark Park
Hillside Ave. Bet. 173 St. And 175 St.
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Major Mark Park is one of six pieces sponsored by the Association for a Better New York in the early 1970s. The Association for a Better New York was a group formed in 1971 by 100 business leaders whose goal was to beautify public spaces. The Association bought the pieces and intended to rotate them from site to site throughout the five boroughs. The Cor-Ten steel Untitled #1 was installed at Major Mark Park in 1973. Also known as Wingdale, this abstract piece features two steel columns that were originally painted red.
Other Association for a Better New York pieces include William Crovello’s Cubed Curve (1972), now located in front of the Time & Life Building, and Antoni Milkowski’s Skaggerak (1972), which was once located in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park and is now in Bellevue South Park.