A huge mosaic by artist Nick Cave was unveiled at the Times Square subway entrance. This is the busiest station in the New York system and among the closes ones to the meeting point of the free tour.
The new mosaic at the Times Square subway
This amazing mosaic is a permanent artwork by artist Nick Cave. It is a massive piece of art, covering 3,200 square feet. The mosaic is the largest such installation within the subway system.
The new entrance is a masterpiece in its own right. It 5-foot-wide staircase, 18 surveillance cameras, a new ADA-accessible elevator, and LED information screens. And it also features a new turnstile, mezzanine level, and canopy over stairs. At also provides an entrance to N, Q, R, W, 1, 2, 3, and 7 lines.
Who is Nick Cave?
Nick Cave (not the one from the Bad Seeds) is an American fabric sculptor, dancer, performance artist, and professor. He is best known for his Soundsuit collection. It consists of wearable composite fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and otherworldly, often made from off-the-shelf objects. He also trained in dance with Alvin Ailey and often incorporates dance and performance into his work
Renovations and improvements
The mosaic at the Times Square subway is part of the MTA’s $300 million 42nd Street Connector project and, albeit the most beautiful, is certainly not the only one. It also includes upgrades on the Grand Central and Bryant Park stations.