Human Structures

Next to Madison Square Gardens and Penn Station in New York City, there is a new pedestrian plaza named Plaza33. The thing that drew me to this plaza was a sculpture by artist Jonathan Borofsky titled Human Structures. According to the plaque next to the sculpture, Borofsky describes Human Structures in this way: “It’s humanity connecting together to build our world.”

One of the things I enjoy about this sculpture is how it looks so different from different angles. I love the different colors used for each metal human outline as well. It draws you in to interact with it, which is exactly what the artist intended.

The sculpture somehow mirrors the neighboring skyscrapers – appropriate considering the artist’s description.

Human Structures is easy to reach by subway. Plaza33 is located along 33rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Take the A, C, or E to Penn Station, or the B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, or W trains to 34th Street-Herald Square (only a block away). Penn Station is also accessible by Long Island Railroad, Amtrak, and New Jersey Transit.

6 thoughts on “Human Structures

  1. You’ve captured the nature of sculptures beautifully with all these different perspectives. Not an easy thing to stand in just the right spot to best show it off. The closer-up one gives a totally different feel. Colours are great in a rather drab cityscape.

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