The Broken Kilometer, New York City

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#109 of 117 in Museums in New York City
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  • This piece is worth visiting so you can appreciate the creativity involved in the design, but also so you can think of how much space (that could ha d been used for so many other things)has been set.....  more »
  • This is a worth a visit, if only to wonder about what Soho was like before the real estate skyrocketed and became a land of designer shops and chain stores. It is a peaceful island, too, amidst the...  more »
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  • I met a beautiful woman who took me to St Barths in a private plane an hour after discussing the art fixture here - I recommend this place for this event alone
  • The Broken Kilometer is one of Walter De Maria's art installations. There is another one close to this one called The New York Earth Room. The Broken Kilometer has 500 identical brass rods placed in five parallel rows of 100 rods each. The catch is that on joining all the rods end to end would result in a kilometer. The brilliance of the polished rods illuminates the entire room and one can enjoy the symmetry and dwell in the artist's legacy in a quiet exhibition hall at 393 West Broadway.

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