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Summer in the City: LEGOs® on the High Line

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Olaf_High_Line_2015Have you been to the High Line yet? It's a really cool park built on abandoned railroad tracks going from the Meatpacking District to midtown. Now there's even more reason to visit!

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created an installation of white LEGO® bricks that features an imaginary cityscape. All visitors to the High Line are welcomed to play with the build, take down and build again those lovely LEGO bricks!

Sponsored by High Line Art and Friends of the High Line, their website says, "As the inevitable entropy of the piece begins to soften the hard edges of the designed structures, and mounds of loose pieces gather in the corners between buildings, a beautiful collective creation takes form."

Olafur's art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self, says the website. "Elliason strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world." Check it out!

Topics: New York City, student life