7 May 2012
12 feet high and 120 feet long, Richard Serra's Tilted Arc was a gently curved sculpture situated in the Federal Plaza, New York City. Controversy soon ensued over the American minimalist sculptor's Tilted Arc, with locals complaining it obstructed the passageway.
Serra stated that "To remove the work is to destroy it." Unfortunately, after a public hearing, in March 1989 the piece was dismantled into three sections and stored in a warehouse where it still remains.
A maze of curved green seating now functions as a space for workers to eat their lunch in the Plaza.
To find out more about Richard Serra's Tilted Arc, please visit here.