Ann Hamilton Installation; NYC Subway Station Being Rebuilt after 9/11

August 30, 2018
Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art, has been commissioned to design a $1 million art project for the Cortlandt Street subway station on the No. 1 line in Lower Manhattan, a station that was wiped off the map on Sept. 11, 2001.

Hamilton World Trade Center Art Piece

Quote from the New York Post:

"The No. 1 line’s Cortlandt Street subway station is set to reopen for the first time since 9/11, paying special homage to the tragedy by including incorporating “World Trade Center” into its name, according to photos and workers.

The lower Manhattan stop — once located in the shadow of the Twin Towers — also will feature a touching mosaic inscription.

Artist Ann Hamilton said she took phrases such as “freedom of thought’’ and “progress and better standards of life’’ from the United Nations’ Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration of Independence for the work."

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