Paula Hayes' Landmine

This very cool art installation has been stopping sidewalk traffic on Park Avenue since it was unveiled last week.

As an avid underwater photographer and snorkeler, I just had to get a closer look.

Paula Hayes‘ Land Mind will be gracing the Lever House lobby until late January.

The free form glass salt-water aquarium is filled with exotic tropical fish including clownfish (Nemo!), anemones and live coral. Surrounded by a jungle of tropical vegetation, it will be a warming image, as winter and darkness set in.

Detail of Paula Hayes' Land Mind

Land Mind is just one in a series of outstanding art exhibits showcased in the architectural showpiece that is Lever House. The 1952 Gordon Bunshaft building is an American landmark, the first ever curtain wall skyscraper, built according to the design principles of Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe – and should be on any visitor to NYC’s itinerary.

Lever House, 390 Park Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets. Through January 27.

Note: As of 2/14/12 this exhibit is still up.


This article was originally posted November 6, 2011.

Right Now In NYC: Paula Hayes’ Land Mind At Lever House