One of the nice aspects of NYC is that there are always new, or not-so-new, things to discover. Among them, are the various art installations in many an office building lobby. Some are permanent, some rotate. Some are by famous artists and others, less famous. All, when in the neighborhood, are worth popping in to see. Here is a sampling:
Interactive Wall at Sloan-Kettering; the large lobby wall has a perforated appearance that transitions from regular on the front plane to apparently random on the back plane. The openings are determined by an array of eye-level viewpoints that cluster in programmatic hot spots throughout the lobby; 1275 York Ave.: LTL Architects
Rotating Art Installations in the Lever House lobby. A few examples shown (l to r): most recently Rachel Feinstein. Also Barbara Kruger, Tara Donovan. You can see other past exhibits here. SOM Architects.
Moveable Type by Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen, is a digital installation that reflects the movement of news in the New York Times building lobby. It pulls sentences and phrases from the newspaper’s databases, projects them onto a grid of small screens, and orchestrates the material into a series of changing sequences. Renzo Piano Architect.