Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pike Street Loop Project

From Bowery Boogie from October 12

An industrial sized robotic arm has recently taken up residency in the pedestrian island on Pike Street between Division and East Broadway. Code named “R-O-B,” the high-tech human-operated machine is part of the Pike Loop installation sponsored by the Storefront for Art and Architecture. We stopped by yesterday to scope the progress, and there’s already a wavy brick wall in the works. It was hard to avoid the spectacle and watch as the arm played a complex game of Jenga. Passersby were all equally amazed, with F-bombs of confusion dropped somewhat regularly.

I dropped an F-bomb myself. More great "city art" ala the Bloomberg Waterfalls from this past summer.

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