The Broken Kilometer, New York City

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#107 of 117 in Museums in New York City
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  • As The Earth Room, (also in Soho), the Broken Kilometer is a contemporary impactful art form that lasts 5 minutes and makes you think a lot of things. The reaction to compare what you thought it was until you find out that this is true is fascinating. Recommend!!
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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 a...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It’s a nice gallery with that one huge exhibit we know and it’s an intriguing art piece that’s all I’m gonna say

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