Replacement Cube sculpture, photographed last Friday, had remained intact for a few weeks. But sometime over last weekend, it was wrecked.
Temporary art knocked apart
After The Alamo sculpture, known by most as The Cube, was removed from Astor Pl. by the Parks Department for repairs earlier this month, some art students in the spirit of public art erected a temporary replacement on the site made of PVC tubes held together with light packing tape. The replacement Cube was flimsy, but it remained intact for a few weeks, until last weekend, that is, when somehow it was knocked apart. The Alamo needed repairs to its base, which had become unstable, making it impossible for the spinnable cube sculpture to move anymore. Parks said the sculpture would be fixed and returned in about two months.