Drawing a comparison to the Eiffel Tower is a bold proposition.
Especially considering what an eye sore it was to many Parisian people when it was first built, how it was saved from demolition by the realization that it could be used as a radiotelegraph station and its current success as a late-in-life tchotchke.
However, according to Related Cos. Chairman Stephen Ross, a new sculpture to be erected in the Hudson Yards mega-development “will become to New York what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris.”
Sounds like a lot more proposals are going to start happening down the street from Penn Station!
Sorry, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, World Trade Center, Rockefeller Center, Atlas Statue outside Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Oh, and every other iconic landmark across the five boroughs.
This yet-to-be seen, $200 million sculpture will undoubtedly be the icon Gotham not only deserves, but needs right now.