Rector Gate - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 42.571 W 074° 01.079
18T E 582951 N 4506974
Quick Description: A large arch sculpture at the western end of Rector street in lower Manhattan.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/2/2021 11:01:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM152GP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
From the website, "Rector Gate is a festive archway marking the intersection of Rector Place and the Hudson River Esplanade. Rising 50 feet high, the gate is inspired by Russian Constructivism and Science Fiction. This artwork brings the romantic grandiosity of New York's early skyscrapers and engineering feats to a human scale."

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From the Smithsonian website, "Inscription:
(Copyright symbol is scratched in on the inside of one of the steel plates and on the top surface of the north tower.) (Inscription on bronze plaque has official copyright and signature.) signed
Description:
Two towers made of metal strips are connected by a bridge of metal strips. In the center of this bridge section is a circular piece made of metal strips with a cone-shaped piece hanging in the middle. Each of the towers is set in its own stone base. At the top of one of the towers is a wind speed/direction indicator."

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Title: Rector Gate

Artist: Fischer, R. M., 1947- , sculptor. Mison, fabricator. Anderson/Schwartz, architectural firm. Robert Stillman & Associates, engineering firm.

Media (materials) used: Sculpture: bronze, stainless steel, red brass, and lighting; Base: stainless steel anchor plates bolted onto monolithic polished granite.

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Rector Park

Date of creation or placement: 1988. Installed 1989. Dedicated 1989.

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