The Broken Kilometer

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Inside a nondescript SoHo building, The Broken Kilometer  is artist Walter De Maria’s permanent installation—on view since 1979, maintained by Dia Art Foundation—featuring 500 polished brass rods arranged in parallel columns along the floor. In total, the rods measure a combined length of one kilometer. The installation is open Wednesday through Sundays, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 - 6:00 p.m., with free admission. It’s a great spot to duck into for quiet reflection while in the area.


Written by Peter Schlesinger

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