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The Broken Kilometer

393 W Broadway, New York City, NY 10012-4359
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An amazing installation

This piece is worth visiting so you can appreciate the creativity involved in the design, but also... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
boltuprightCanada
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canada
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A reminder of pre-mallification Soho

This is a worth a visit, if only to wonder about what Soho was like before the real estate... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
PhyllisFP
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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 Oct 2017
“A reminder of pre-mallification Soho”
13 May 2018
“An amazing installation”
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393 W Broadway, New York City, NY 10012-4359
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This piece is worth visiting so you can appreciate the creativity involved in the design, but also so you can think of how much space (that could ha d been used for so many other things)has been set aside for this piece of art

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a worth a visit, if only to wonder about what Soho was like before the real estate skyrocketed and became a land of designer shops and chain stores. It is a peaceful island, too, amidst the bustle and the art is worth contemplating....More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is not worth a special trip but if you are in the area it is interesting. It is a room with three long rows of rods laid out in increasing distances from each other. it is free so you have nothing to lose by...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2015

In the middle of all the bustle and boutiques, this minimalist installation has sat quietly for 30 years, offering a suddenly quiet space and a visual experience pure enough that it gets immediately into the body and gives the mind both relief and space to...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2014

Great piece of art. It's really worth a visit if you are in New York. Also see the Earth Room, it's really close by.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The Dia Art Foundation commissiones from Walter De Maria at 393 West Broadway an installation called "The Broken Kilometer". There are 500 brass rods which result, in one row, in a kilometer. (For an European it is interesting that american artists also calculate in meters...More

1  Thank Faber689
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