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Manhattan Sentinels

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, 2014
1. Manhattan Sentinels Marker
Inscription.  Beverly Pepper
Manhattan Sentinels,1996

The sculpture group Manhattan Sentinels includes four cast-iron totemic forms that range in size from 36 to 39 feet and incorporate grass and seating areas on two plazas flanking the Federal Office Building at 26 Federal Plaza. These sculptures stand in active dialogue with our urban spaces. In the past, forms such as these served as monuments to civic pride or spiritual devotion. Today they also celebrate human aspirations and continuity, and invite us to reflect on shared meanings and experiences.

Beverly Pepper was born in New York City where she studied at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League. She was trained with Fernand Leger and at the Grande Chaumiere with Andre Lhote in Paris, France. Her works are represented in major museums and public and private collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Florence Museum of Art, Italy; and the Barcelona Museum of Modern Art, Spain.


 
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By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
2. Manhattan Sentinels Marker
This marker is visible to the left of this photo of the group of three at Broadway and Duane Street.
Architecture Program of the U.S. General Services Administration.
 
Location. 40° 42.918′ N, 74° 0.312′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Duane Street, on the right on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Federal Plaza, New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African Burial Ground National Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Sankofa" (about 400 feet away); Sacred Tradition, Sacred Ground (about 400 feet away); Africans in Early New York (about 400 feet away); African Burial Ground (about 400 feet away); Changing Landscape Obscures the Past (about 400 feet away); Broadway-Chambers Building (about 500 feet away); Jane Addams (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building in the Foley Square area; a duplicate marker appears at Worth Street. Though visible from Broadway, post 9/11 security sometimes makes it difficult to visit close-up.
 
Regarding Manhattan Sentinels. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. Beverly Pepper at Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Jacob K. Javits Federal Building at Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. Jacob Javits at Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Manhattan Sentinels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2009
3. Manhattan Sentinels Marker
The single unit at Broadway and Worth Street has a duplicate marker.

 
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By Larry Gertner, November 2007
4. Manhattan Sentinels
The sculptures/markers flank the Broadway plaza of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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