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Installation of James Surls sculptures on the Park Avenue malls from mid-March through July 1st, 2009

WHEREAS, The Gerald Peters Gallery proposes to install a collection of seven bronze and steel sculptures by the well-known artist James Surls on the Park Avenue malls between East 50th and East 57th Streets from mid-March through July 1st, 2009; and

WHEREAS, The size of each piece of sculpture ranges from 9 feet to 15 feet in height; and

WHEREAS, The City of New York Parks & Recreation Department will require that The Gerald Peters Gallery pay for installation and removal costs, including any needed repair of the malls; and

WHEREAS, The installation and removal of the sculpture will abide by Department of Transportation regulations; and

WHEREAS, Quality public sculpture is a welcome addition to the City's cultural landscape; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for the exhibit of James Surls sculpture collection on the Park Avenue Malls.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 29 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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