Gallery: Jeff Koons Wants to Hang a 70-Foot-Long Train Over the High Li...

As the High Line Park designs become more complete and polished, new concepts are being introduced and reviewed for the design of the park’s gathering spaces and permanent art installations, with one big idea coming from art star Jeff Koons. In an attempt to connect the High Line with its former industrial life, Koons proposes hanging a life-size replica of a train over the 10th Avenue Spur of the park’s third section. The crazy installation would bring a replica of a vintage train back to the High Line’s tracks — only instead of on them, the train would be suspended over the tracks on a giant crane.

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  1. Forest Hills April 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    Train wreck? That's what I think of...
  2. gold finger March 30, 2012 at 12:30 am
    what stupid thing!thats not art.
  3. SoCal Writer March 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    I agree; this looks awful. Who wants to look at another crane marring the skyline (certainly not the people living/working in nearby buildings), and who would rather look at a vintage train suspended over their head (can you imagine if it ever fell!) instead of being able to go inside and explore the train. What a waste of $25 million, be it taxpayer's or corporate!