TIL about the “Tilted Arc,” a slightly curved, leaning metal wall installed as art in front of a federal building in NYC in 1979. It immediately met with complaints and petitions for its removal, but remained in place until 1986. No other site wanted it, its now stored in a warehouse.

Read more: https://www.gsa.gov/real-estate/design-and-construction/art-in-architecturefine-arts/fine-arts/fine-arts-collection-faq/richard-serras-tilted-arc

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  1. I just looked up photos of it, and I can see why people were unhappy. I think it’s beautiful and cool, but if I were running late to work one morning and had to walk all the way around this giant sculpture (when before I could walk straight through the space), I would be annoyed.

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