James Rosati
American Artist (1911-1988)
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Ideogram, 1972

Ideogram (James Rosati).  Potographer: Robert E. Mates
Photographer: Robert E. Mates
stainless steel
approx. 23' 6" x 19' 6" x 28' 6"
Austin J. Tobin Plaza, World Trade Center, New York, NY
(missing, presumed destroyed)
Commissioned by the Port Authority Art Committee in 1969 for the World Trade Center site. The sculpture underwent wind tunnel testing before being placed in the plaza between the two towers of the World Trade Center. Saul Wenegrat, former director of the art program for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, notes that it may have been the most photographed piece at the Trade Center, due to its use by fashion photographers for advertisements.
Unlike Fritz Koenig's bronze Sphere, Ideogram's stainless steel pieces were likely indistinguishable from the remnants of the collapse of the Trade Center during the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and have not been recovered.
Ideogram (James Rosati).  Potographer: Robert E. Mates
Photographer: Robert E. Mates

Ideogram (James Rosati).  Potographer: Robert E. Mates
Photographer: Robert E. Mates

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