New York, New York
The Liberty Project is a prototype for a gate project installation at boundaries between ethnic communities in New York City. This prototype is located at a corner between Chinatown and Little Italy. Half of the gate is in Chinatown and the other half is in Little Italy. The full experience of the gate installation is completed by crossing the boundary between the two neighborhoods. A symbol of welcome to immigrants entering the free world, this project uses the metal armature of the Statue of Liberty, discarded during its renovation. It is recycled with glass to create gestural wings over a park on each corner. With Dreamland.