Giant Rose Sculptures Planted Along Park Avenue
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Spring has arrived on Park Avenue, in some shape or form.
A strip of the Manhattan avenue now looks like a fanciful garden, thanks to artist Will Ryman, who wanted to get city residents out of a winter weather funk.
On Friday night, 38 gigantic roses -- some as tall as 25 feet -- were installed along a strip of Park Avenue from 57th to 67th Streets.
The flowers, which are made of stainless steel and fiber glass resin, are designed to look as if they are dancing up the avenue.
Ryman said they offer an escape from the bleak and harsh weather.
"If people come to see it, I'd like them to pay attention to the contrast of the bright colors of the sculptures and the wintry backdrop of the city and hopefully it will be a nice distraction from the cold winter and they would be uplifted a little bit," he said.
The project will be fully installed by Tuesday and will be up until May 31, when it is hoped real flowers will take their place.