CULTURE & ARTS
08/01/2013 12:49 pm ET

Find 30 Years Of New York's Public Art On Your Smart Phone

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Thirty years ago, thanks to its then-mayor, Ed Koch, New York City passed the Percent for Art programme into law, which sets aside 1% of the construction cost of city-owned buildings to be used to commission public art. Since 1983, the city has installed works at 300 sites throughout the five boroughs, with 80 more pieces under way. To celebrate the anniversary, the Department of Cultural Affairs has teamed up with the Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications to launch a mobile website and apps, making the collection of public art accessible from your smartphone.

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