As we wrote a few weeks ago, artist Tatzu Nishi is planning to build a staircase up to the 70-foot-tall Columbus Statue in the center of Columbus Circle and then build a “living room” around it. The public can then visit Columbus in his living room, which happens to have an amazing view of Central Park.
The concept sounded intriguing, but what the hell were they talking about? A living room? Well, the Public Art Fund sent us the image above that gives a general sense of what this room might look like and how users will experience it. Still, I presume we’ll have to see it to believe it.
The structure is already being built and is set to open in September.
Photo by Gwen Solomon.