New York, New York: Orbital Connector

A 60-foot-long steel arrow pierces a big sphere of interlocking rings that lays on the ground, symbolizing the international origins of the people in the public housing complex that surrounds it. Sculpted in 1988 by someone named Hera.

Address:
Catherine Slip, New York, NY
Directions:
Caution: The area around this sculpture may be sketchy. Gov. Alfred E. Smith Houses. Head to the south end of Bowery in Chinatown. Turn southeast onto Catherine St. Drive south five blocks. Turn right onto Water St. This bends right and becomes Catherine Slip. Sculpture on the left, midway along Catherine Slip. Private property. Visible from street.
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Orbital Connector.

Orbital Connector

It's seen better days. Also, not the safest area to venture through, especially at night.

[Rich Frejomil, 10/07/2016]

The 60-foot-long steel arrow pierces a big sphere of interlocking rings, and points toward China. The rings contain the names of countries around the world, marking the ethnically diverse group of tenants in the public housing complex where the sculpture has lain since 1988.


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