ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Sun Triangle, 1973
Artworks: Sculpture

Artist
Athelstan Spilhaus
Architect
Harrison & Abramovitz
Dates
  • Constructed, 1973
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Description
This 50-foot steel sculpture in the plaza of the McGraw-Hill building is an oblique triangle whose three sides are designed to point at the noon sun on the first day of each season. The top points to the sun at noon on the autumnal and spring equinox, the tallest side points to the sun on the first day of summer, and the shortest side is in line with the sun on the first day of winter.
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Location
1221 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10020
United States

The work is sunken in the plaza in front of the McGraw-Hill building.
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