As part of its plan to improve and update downtown’s infrastructure, the city Department of Design and Construction (DDC) launched the capital reconstruction of Liberty Street in summer 2008. The reconstruction of Louise Nevelson Plaza was part of this contract.
Named for 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson, it was the first plaza in New York City to be named for an artist when it opened in 1977. Nevelson supplied seven large steel and aluminum sculptures for the site, which operate as a single, site-specific installation entitled “Shadows and Flags.”
Here is one of the sculptures and plaza prior to work beginning in October 2008.