There are 15 massive bronze sculptures being installed near the United Nations today as part of an art project sponsored by the Parks Department.
They were imported from Australia over the course of a 40 day voyage. Together the sculptures weigh a total of three tons and some are as high as 12 feet.
The exhibition is called "Individuals," but it's one of about 20 New Yorkers can see as they walk around the city.
"I would like people, when they walk passed these sculptures, to reflect on the sanctity of an individuals life that we need to protect," artist Andrew Rogers said. "Think about all the recent deaths through conflicts that are happening in the world. And we need to ask questions and do something about it. That's what these sculptures are about."
The sculptures will be ready for viewing at Dag Hammarskj—ld Plaza at 47th Street and Second Avenue starting Tuesday, and will be on display until September 13th.