Astor Place Cube being loaded onto flat bed truck

NYC DOT Announces Astor Place “Alamo” Cube Will be Restored – and Will Spin Again This Summer

New York – New York City Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez and the Tony Rosenthal Art Estate today announced an agreement to refurbish “Alamo (Cube),” a beloved 56-year old sculpture at Astor Place Plaza in the East Village. Known as “The Cube,” the sculpture is popular for its interactivity, with a mechanism that has allowed it to spin when pushed by several people – but for the last year, that mechanism had stopped working properly. Work crews removed the sculpture last night and over the coming months, Versteeg Art Fabricators will conduct a full restoration of the sculpture, with costs underwritten by the Rosenthal estate. The restoration will be completed by this summer when the artwork is expected to return to Astor Place in its full spinning glory.

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