Pop artist Jeff Koons displayed his massive, vibrant sculptures on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2008, and now Friends of the High Line is considering funding a 70-foot sculpture of a 1943 train to hang above the park along Manhattan’s West Side Highway. The project is called Train and has not yet been built. The full-size replica of the Baldwin 2900 steam locomotive will cost about $25 million to construct and install.
“We’ve had a crush on the Train for a while now,” Robert Hammond, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, told the Times. “To me, it looks very industrial and sculptural. The craftsmanship that went into these industrial engines is quite beautiful.”