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Art Display Modeled After London's 'Fourth Plinth' Heading to High Line

By Maya Rajamani | January 10, 2017 5:11pm
 The High Line Plinth will rise on the newest stretch of the park, at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue.
The High Line Plinth
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CHELSEA — An art display in London's famed Trafalgar Square will soon find a counterpart on the High Line.

The High Line Plinth, modeled after the Fourth Plinth in London, will display a rotating selection of sculptures on the newest stretch of the High Line, known as the Spur, at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue.

The platform will be “one of the only sites in New York City dedicated solely to a changing series of new, contemporary art commissions,” High Line Art said in a release.

“The High Line Plinth will provide artists with an opportunity to work on a larger scale than ever before possible on the High Line, and to engage with the breathtaking vistas that open up around this new site,” High Line Art’s chief curator Cecilia Alemani said.

A Rendering of "Untitled," Jeremy Deller's proposal for the High Line Plinth. (Credit: High Line Art)

The High Line is in the process of choosing the first two pieces to be displayed on the Plinth, the release said.

Models of a dozen proposals that have made the organization’s short-list will be on view on the elevated park, at West 14th Street, between Feb. 9 and April 30.

The Spur is expected to open in 2018, which is when the first piece of art will be installed on the Plinth.

The platform "will likely change sizes and shapes depending on the artwork intended for it," the New York Times reported.

Each piece will be displayed on the Plinth for 18 months.