New York, New York: Kinetic Sculptures of Jersey Devil and Mr. Peanut

Several large kinetic sculptures depict reasons to visit New Jersey, including encounters with the Jersey Devil, Lucy the Margate Elephant, and Mr. Peanut.

Penn Station

Address:
W. 31st St., New York, NY
Directions:
The sculptures are displayed behind glass in the NJ Transit 7th Ave. Concourse, a part of New York City's Penn Station. Its entrance is on the northwest corner of 7th Ave. and W. 31st St.
Admission:
Free
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Miss America and Mr. Peanut. Kinetic Sculptures of the Jersey Devil and Mr. Peanut

On the northwest corner of Penn Station, at the 31st Street and 7th Avenue entrance, in the NJ Transit waiting area, you will see this tribute to New Jersey. Built by artist George Greenamyer in 2002, it is a moving mechanical and kinetic sculpture designed to whimsically depict The Garden State. The sculpture has two overhead conveyors that slowly move the many comic and historical pieces around the cased-in structure: Mr. Peanut holding Lucy the Margate Elephant, the Jersey Devil, Miss America, George Washington, the Hindenburg disaster zeppelin, and more.

[Chris Harmon, 06/20/2013]
Kinetic Sculptures of the Jersey Devil and Mr. Peanut

In 2002 artist George Greenamyer built several large kinetic sculptures for the new NJ Transit waiting room in New York City's Penn Station. Greenamyer crafted representations of possible places that train riders to New Jersey might visit, using people and creatures instead of buildings. The sculptures include the flame-red Jersey Devil, George Washington, Thomas Edison, Miss America beauty queens, and an apparently colossal Mr. Peanut holding Lucy the Margate Elephant in his gloved hand.

[Melissa, 08/01/2012]

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