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Cactus Couple

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  • Location: Arsenal South Roof, center of roof beside planter banquette
  • Sculptor: Thea Tewi
  • Description: Two forms, one tall and one ball-shaped, on base supported by low box
  • Materials: Forms--serpentine marble (nubs unpolished); Base--white marble (unpolished) and Formica; Box--wood
  • Dimensions: Tall form H: 4'6" Diameter: 8"; Ball-shaped form H: 1'6" Diameter: 8"; Weight: 1,700 pounds (approximate)
  • Cast: 1985
  • Dedicated: January 16, 1990
  • Donor: Thea Tewi

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Lasker Rink

Lasker Rink and Pool is closed in order to rebuild the facility to increase access to nearby communities and enhance year-round programming. For more information, visit Central Park Conservancy's Lasker Rink and Pool Restoration page.

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