I can’t wait to go to check out this new exhibit at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine which according to their website opened on March 1st. Read on…
Over the course of two years, pioneering Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing culled detritus from construction sites across the rapidly changing urban landscape of Beijing, and transformed it into his most monumental project to date: Phoenix (2008-10). A feat of engineering and ingenuity, Phoenix is composed of two birds, a male called Feng and a female called Huang. Feng and Huang—each weighing 12 tons and measuring 90 and 100 feet long, respectively—are now coming to the Cathedral. They will hang suspended in the Nave, two majestic birds in perpetual flight beneath its celestial ceiling.
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF
SAINT JOHN THE DIVINE
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
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A new development will commence at The Cathedral of St. John The Divine in Harlem. Building permits for two large residential towers (15 stories (149 ft) high) have been filed. The towers will contain more than twice the number of units of the Avalon Morningside Park development. The towers will be along most of the north side of the cathedral. Community Board 9 held a special meeting on October 30th at which the developer was to have presented the plans.