Cuban-Born Artist To Line New York's Park Avenue With 20-foot Sculptures

02/28/2013 03:27 pm ET | Updated Apr 30, 2013
  • Kristina Puga NBC Latino

Cuban-born artist Alexandre Arrechea says, for him, size does matter.

For three months starting March 1, the prominent Park Avenue in New York City will be lined with more than its usual skyscrapers. For the past year, Arrechea has been working on 10 sculptures, approximately 20 feet in height, which embody iconic NY landmarks, including the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. His inaugural NYC public art exhibition, "No Limit," will be available to all to admire from 53rd to 67th Streets.

"I wanted people to see my sculptures and immediately relate to my buildings," says Arrechea about why he chose his stainless steel sculptures to be so large and weigh up to 12,000 pounds. "They should feel like they are looking at buildings from NY."

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