It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s a train.  A very pricey Jeff Koons train!

It was only a matter of time before the marriage of Jeff Koons and the High Line took shape.  Obviously, this rendering is in very premature phases because you wouldn’t want that thing to fall on your head.

The art installation, called Train, would feature a full-size replica of a 1943 Baldwin 2900 steam locomotive suspended from a crane above the Spur. 

The sculpture itself would be a completely new fabrication, and it would accommodate all the features to ensure public safety. As part of their research for the project, Koons and LACMA have conducted an extensive feasibility study for the project, and the German fabricator Arnold is currently conducting additional engineering studies, cost estimates, and exploring methods of fabrication. Prior estimates have placed the cost of the art installation at $25 million.

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