Third Avenue
and 174th Street

Alice Adams
Glider Park, 1990
enameled steel and brick
with site landscaping
40' x 12' x 11'
Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey


Just outside the Bathgate Industrial Complex / Business and Technology Center, in a plaza partitioned from the street, Glider Park provides a place to sit and rest. Its two steel pavilions offer a structure that is at once sculptural and reminiscent of an old fashioned porch glider - a furniture design more often associated with the home than an industrial park. Shapes in the screening overhead - that also appear as cast shadows - were developed in response to the Tim Rollins + K.O.S. project located opposite the site on the wall of C.E.S. 4. Adams, whose works are found throughout the country, has described her public projects as "an attempt to make a 'place' rather than a 'thing'."

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