I love stumbling across different examples of public art as I make my way through the city everyday and today was no exception. While in downtown Manhattan doing thesis research at the Landmarks Preservation Commission I stumbled across 5 in 1; a painted, corten steel sculpture created by Tony Rosenthal in 1973-74. The scuplture consists of 5 interlocking disks which are meant to symbolize the interconnectedness of NYC's 5 boroughs.
To learn more about the history of this sculpture or to see more works by this artist visit Tony Rosenthal Official Website and The Fine Art Blog.
5 in 1
One Police Plaza
Downtown Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge