Tuesday, November 1, 2016

[Updating] The cube is back in town


[Photo by Vinny & O]

After nearly two years away (and a few fakeouts), the Alamo has returned to Astor Place... workers are putting in back into place on the revamped Astor Place...


Workers packed up and carted off the Alamo for safekeeping for the duration of the Astor Place-Cooper Square reconstruction back on Nov. 25, 2014. The cube was installed here in 1967.

Updating...

Here's an aerial view via DP in the EV...



...via Russell K. ...



...via Sheila...





...via EVG...



... 10 p.m. ...

17 comments:

Scooby said...

I am grateful for this. It's been a long time coming. Welcome back, old friend

Shawn G. Chittle said...

#blackcubesmatter

NOTORIOUS said...

But will it light up and spin? Will it be asked to move off the moonscape when they Evil Corp hosts another adult finger painting jamboree? And where's Amanda Burden-Christ?! This blog has gone as soft as Trump's rock shrimp fingers.

Anonymous said...

My world is back on axis

Anonymous said...

I got a little misty-eyed when I saw that bottom photo!!! Wow, I wasn't expecting to have such an emotional reaction!

Anonymous said...

Cube be libre!

ed anger said...

Refer to it by its proper name. It's now the Walgreen Starbucks Watson cube.

Eden Bee said...

It's got cameras inside WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

Gojira said...

Welcome back, Cubito. I am glad they were able to spare the space for your return instead of designating it for a pop-up dandelion power shake store, or tiny bowls of cream of fingernail soup shack, or something equally useless.

Anonymous said...

welcome back little friend!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I think this should become a religious object. Possibly a cult gathering around it-- and it does look extraterrestrial anyway.

Any suggestions for a name? Cubists?

Anonymous said...

Okay don't get too excited, there is a twin Alamo here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamo_(sculpture)
Not sure if one is evil or not.

Anonymous said...

Are they building a wall around it.

Anonymous said...

Some of the comments so far are just plain asinine. The SCULPTURE is by Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal and it is titled, THE ALAMO. This is a great work of art that has captured the hearts and minds of millions of residents and visitors to the neighborhood since it's installation 49 years ago. Imagine that..it will be celebrating 50 years of public viewing next year. It has outlived the famous and infamous residents of the East Village. It is a visual landmark.

Thinking people are pleased to see its return.

Eden Bee said...

I saw the same cube in Porto, Portugal. It was great it had fake pigeon statues all over it. I think they are actually everywhere. CUBE™.

Anonymous said...

There's an other cube by Rosenthal called Endeavor , on the U Michigan campus in Ann Arbor (he studied there).

Anonymous said...

@11:21---don't be a pedantic asshole. we KNOW it is formally called "The Alamo" but locals since it was installed have called it the Cube.