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Alamo map_it

Manhattan

Read a history from Parks’ Historical Signs Project. This text can be found posted within the park.

Location:
Astor Place, Lafayette and 8th Streets Not presently accessible; under construction.
Sculptor:
Tony Rosenthal
Description:
Tilted cube on pivot
Materials:
Cor-Ten steel (painted black)
Dimensions:
H: 10' W: 8' D: 8'
Cast:
ca. 1967
Dedicated:
1967
Fabricator:
Donald Lippincott
Donor:
Knoedler & Company, Tony Rosenthal, and an anoymous donor
Inscription:
ALAMO
1966-1967
BY TONY ROSENTHAL
AN ANONYMOUS GIFT
TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK
NOVEMBER 1976
JOHN V. LINDSAY MAYOR
AUGUST HECKSCHER, ADMINISTRATOR
PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS
DORIS FREEDMAN, DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

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*For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

 

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