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New York City Might Let Jeff Koons Dangle a Fake Train Over the High Line

A word of advice: never, ever accuse New York City of leaving well enough alone. Not content with finally opening the High Line – the long-in-the-planning park built over the abandoned West Side Line elevated tracks that is, OHBYTHEWAY, already a huge tourist attraction – the city, in conjunction with the Friends of the High Line conservancy group, is giving serious consideration to hanging a huge Jeff Koons sculpture of a train, via crane, over the park, maybe at 10th Ave. and 30th St. A Friends co-founder says that “the group has long sought to highlight the park’s rail history,” which is of course something that it is easy to lose sight of when you’re walking through a long, thin park that is suspended fifty feet in the air on gigantic pylons. (Lisa W. Foderaro, The New York Times)

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