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It's My Park: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei


 The exhibition "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" by Ai Weiwei is on view from May 4 to July 15, 2011 at 59th Street and 5th Avenue. The artist was to have attend the opening, but was detained in China on April 3rd. The installation, his first public artwork, depicts the signs of the zodiac in bronze casts positioned in the the historic Pulitzer Fountain at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. 

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As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit

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