Arcade Parade: The dedication of Holly Whyte Way

By October 16, 2011blog
Arcade Parade kickoff at AXA Galleria

As the Chairman of Friends of Privately Owned Public Space, it’s a pleasure for me to report that our Arcade Parade yesterday was a great success. Below are a few images of the event, with others coming to the F-POPS website soon. You can also download a map for your own self-guided walking tour here.

Arcade Parade kickoff at AXA GalleriaGraham Coreil-Allen calls the parade to order and prepares us to march under the gaze of Barry Flanagan’s Hare on Bell at the south end of the AXA Galleria POPS. Photo by Jill Burgess.

Arcade Parade: Hungry March Band and our Sol LeWitt-inspired flagsAfter a ceremonial watering of the AXA Galleria’s POPS logo, the Hungry March Band and our Sol LeWitt-inspired flags leads us across West 52nd Street. Photo by Jill Burgess.

Arcade Parade: The Hungry March Band briefly pauses at the Flatotel Galleria POPSThe Hungry March Band briefly pauses at the Flatotel Galleria POPS. Photo by Jill Burgess.

Arcade Parade: David Grider reads the rules of seating designDavid Grider reads the rules of seating design, flanked by Graham Coreil-Allen and Brian Nesin, at the spike-capped seat walls of the Metropolitan Plaza POPS. Photo by Jill Burgess.

Arcade Parade: Simone & Claire Ghetti perform the rain-inspired sound piece Storming the Corporate LobbySimone & Claire Ghetti perform the rain-inspired sound piece Storming the Corporate Lobby as Brian Nesin deflects the security guard’s increasingly belligerent demands to “keep moving” through this public space at 127 West 55th Street. Photo by Jill Burgess.

Graham Coreil-Allen, Brian Nesin, and David Grider offer final commentary on public space at the Le Premier plaza at West 55th Street.Graham Coreil-Allen, Brian Nesin, and David Grider offer final commentary on public space at the Le Premier plaza at West 55th Street. Photo by Jill Burgess.