Supersonic Jet sculpture.

Large Supersonic Jet Sculpture

Field review by the editors.

Queens, New York

Polish-born Theodore Roszak, who lived on nearby Staten Island, sculpted this thing and named it "Forms in Transit." His intention was to represent the exhilaration of powered flight without depicting a specific aircraft, although the one that he did depict looks pretty cool.

The sculpture is 43 feet long and at one time was surrounded by the Fountain of Progress. Its aluminum and steel and has been allowed to weather, which gives it the appearance of having survived a reentry from space.

Also see: 1964-65 New York World's Fair

Large Supersonic Jet Sculpture

Flushing Meadows Park

Address:
111th St., Queens, NY
Directions:
Flushing Meadows Park. By subway: #7 train to 111th St. in Queens. Walk downhill on 111th St. (south) for four blocks. Just after you cross under a bridge, you'll see the rockets to the left; you can cut diagonally through the parking lot. The supersonic jet sculpture is behind the rockets.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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