Friday, August 27, 2010
Have A Seat On Art In The 33rd Street Lexington Line Subway Station
Artist James Garvey installed his 14 Lariat Seat Loops in the 33rd Street subway station in 1997. Part of the MTA's Arts for Transit program, many of Garvey's loops also function as seats, as was intended. "My aim is to put inspiration into routine treks and refresh people caught up in mundane thoughts," he said at the time. The loops are a welcome seating arrangement for commuters and upon sitting one, it became clear a similar design should be incorporated in every station. That's just one step the MTA could take in return for steadily raising rates.
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