Finishing The Installation Of Paley Sculptures In NYC

Jun 16, 2013

After two days, the Paley on Park Avenue Project has been completed. There are still some finishing touches to be done, including some landscaping, but the last two massive sculptures were installed overnight Saturday into Sunday morning on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

The bulk of the installation was accomplished Friday night and Saturday morning. The art project involves 13 metal sculptures, over 20 feet tall, which were installed along the median on Park Avenue.

It took two and a half years of planning and construction, led by Rochester-based, and internationally-known sculptor Albert Paley. He was aided by a number of people from his Rochester studios, and crews from downstate helped with the installation.

The sculptures will be up into early November. After that, one of the sculptures, called "Between the Shadows," will have a permanent home on the RIT campus.

The whole process has been documented on the web by WXXI-TV.  The final episode in that series will be posted next Thursday, June 20th.

You can view all of the web episodes about the Paley on Park Avenue Project right here: http://interactive.wxxi.org/paleynyc