Statue Tries To Commit Suicide … Sort Of

In a not-so-brilliant move, the organizers of an art installation called “Even Horizon” bolted life-sized, bronze statues to a variety of New York buildings, including a ledge of the Empire State building. Since this landmark is pretty notorious for suicides, it’s no surprise that the statue prompted tons of 911 calls. Cops rushed to the scene before realizing that the potential jumper wasn’t even alive to begin with. The police department is getting pretty used to calls as passers-by freak out, thinking the statue is real and about to jump. If this is the reaction the artist was hoping for, he’s certainly been successful. But I don’t think irritating cops and scaring New Yorkers is the best way to gain popularity. [NY Post]

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