Hudson Yards’ contemporary art program fits right into the renowned cultural corridor of Manhattan’s West Side. What begins at the Whitney Museum just below 14th Street and continues through the hundreds of galleries and art spaces of Chelsea, ends at Hudson Yards.
Monumental pieces commissioned specifically for the new neighborhood include a large-scale installation by the Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa in 30 Hudson Yards. The piece, Voices, is a collection of 11 awe-inspiring metallic orbs. A celebration of diversity, each sphere is comprised of letters from different alphabets.
Jonathan Borofsky is a contemporary American artist with more than 40 public commissions around the globe. For the West Lobby wall of 10 Hudson Yards, the office tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, Borofsky created a 30-foot-long sculpture of 390 interlocking figures. Like the People Tower he created for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, it is part of his Human Structures series.
The American modern artist Frank Stella created two abstract sculptures in the lobby of 50 Hudson Yards, the commercial tower designed by Foster + Partners. master designer. An iconic interlocking star sculpture and a multicolor fixture of painted steel, aluminum and fiberglass echo the elements of their environment.