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New York, New York: Giant Needle and Button

Large blue button was integrated into an information kiosk honoring New York City's "Garment District," where there was a whole lotta sewing going on. Unveiled in 1996, it was replaced with an even bigger yellow button in 2023.

Seventh Ave., New York, NY
Garment district right by Times Square, W. 39th St. and Seventh Avenue.
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Giant Needle and Button

Being replaced.

[Rob, 12/02/2022]

The new button, even bigger than the old one, is expected to be unveiled by the end of 2022.

Giant Needle and Button.

Giant Needle and Button

Fun find. Easy to miss since always looking up, but worth the stop.

[Nona Fisher, 08/01/2021]

Button and Needle.

Giant Needle and Button

Was out enjoying New York City with some friends when I came across this monster of a sculpture. Found in a book I own. Quite massive and hard to miss... Well that is unless you're like me (missed it the first time around... saw it on our way back through, due to never being in New York City and constantly looking up at the tall buildings).

[Tyler Salls, 12/24/2008]

The sculpture was unveiled in 1996; the needle is 31 feet long and the button is 14 feet wide (There's a 22-foot-tall sewing needle sculpture in the Kansas City, Missouri, garment district). Nearby is a bronze statue of a yarmulke-clad man toiling at a sewing machine. Unveiled in 1984, it was modeled after sculptor Judith Weller's garment worker dad. April 2016: Photo added.

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