161st Street-Yankee Stadium
Vito Acconci (Acconci Studio)
Stone, tile, and fiberglass installation throughout station complex
Vito Acconci creates the 161st Street Yankee Stadium station as an archaeological site and dislocates walls that allow the curious to "see" the stone and steel underneath. Elsewhere, protruding and receding walls provide seating for waiting travelers. Parts of the project thrust through floors and ceilings and at one point even project aboveground. The overall effect is as if the station has been pushed and pulled in various directions to accentuate the relationship of the building to the earth into which it has been inserted.
This project was one of the first collaborative efforts undertaken by Arts for Transit. The architects, di Domenico Partners, in their redesign of the station, were challenged to open the lower levels to allow light to flow inside.
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