Public art is an integral component of Hudson River Park. The Park’s design process has included the creation and installation of place-specific public sculpture in a number of locations. In addition, the Park also proudly hosts two public memorials that were carefully planned to be integrated into the Park landscape, as well as other permanent installations that enhance the Park environment.
This playful sculpture — actually two separate pieces — on the Chelsea esplanade at West 29th Street was created by Allan and Ellen Wexler in 2006. The first functions as a shade pavilion, and the second as a community table. As people sit, they become part of the structure. People sit together, forming unusual pairings because of the chair groupings. The piece allows visitors not only to view the art, but to experience it as well.
Each piece is constructed of brushed stainless steel and Ipe wood.