A Red Jeff Koons is Brightening Up the Financial District

NEW YORK—If you are ever near the World Trade Center site, make a point to visit the park at 7 World Trade Center. The triangular space features “Balloon Flower (Red),” a shiny, mirrored Jeff Koons sculpture made of stainless steel. The installation is quite a sight, standing in bold contrast to the gray stone, concrete and marble of the surrounding structures. The park is adjacent to the first building constructed at the site after 9/11, a 52-story tower that opened in 2006 at 250 Greenwich Street. As a part of his Celebration series, Koons created five flower sculptures between 1995 and 1999 in a range of colors—blue, magenta, yellow, orange and red.

Photos by Arts Observer

“Balloon Flower (Red),” installed in 2006 (high chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating)

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