Buckyball Makes Its Presence Felt in Flatiron – Villareal’s Light Sculpture a Sight to See at Madison Square Park
No, it’s not an updated version of the Unisphere from Flushing Meadows Park come to the Flatiron District – its Buckyball! Our friends at the Madison Square Park Conservancy have done themselves proud once again. Their latest effort, and part of their wonderful, free Madison Square Art Public Art Program, includes Leo Villareal’s “Buckyball.” It’s a spherical globe that and deploys LED lights with the capacity to show up to 16 million distinct colors. Referencing the work and concepts of theorist and engineer Buckminster Fuller, Buckyball should make quite an impression on all of us Madison Square park-goers for the next few months. Set yourself down on the cool zero-gravity couches and contemplate the latest colors – don’t miss it! It’s just a short stroll from The New York City Seminar and Conference Center, directly across from the Flatiron Building.