The Broken Kilometer, New York City

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#109 of 117 in Museums in New York City
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  • Appreciating the ordinary which is deemed art is not an attribute of mine. I am glad to stop in on my Soho meanderings to chip away at my very practical preconceptions. The other reviews are...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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