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"CANDY NATIONS" ART EXHIBIT AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE AT THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY INITIATIVE:

One World Observatory / West Plaza, Liberty Park, Oculus Plaza, West Concourse and Tower 2 Plaza

 

 

 

 

After the successful three-day Smorgasburg event in November, at which 20 vendors from the Brooklyn-based outdoor weekly food market set up shop on the campus, the Port Authority showcases famous Candy sculptures crafted by renowned French artist Laurence Jenkell around the World Trade Center campus including One World Observatory/West Plaza, Liberty Park, Oculus Plaza, the West Concourse, and the Tower 2 Plaza.

The exhibit known as “Candy Nations” will feature the unique candy sculptures in various locations around the site, and will remain on the World Trade Center campus through January 15, 2019.

Each of the sculptures on this Jenkell exhibit features flags from countries in the G20 summit. "CANDY NATIONS" art exhibit has toured the world and been shown in more than 25 countries.

The Port Authority in its continuing efforts to transform the World Trade Center site into a dynamic space in Lower Manhattan is willing to offer to the public this art exhibit that will supplement ongoing holiday programming managed by The Westfield Group – the shopping mall company that oversees the Oculus space and retail on the World Trade Center campus – including the pop-up holiday market and the daily musical performances in the Oculus.

As Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton has said: “This special art exhibit continues our ongoing efforts to provide a strong bond between the World Trade Center campus and the Lower Manhattan community, and advance our mission of making this campus a dynamic hub for creative, cultural and community activities,”. “We strongly recommend that those who work or live in Lower Manhattan as well as those who visit the site this holiday season take time to view these unique works of art.”

The Port Authority featured the work of Ms. Jenkell for the first in the United States in the Port Authority Bus Terminal from December 2017 and through 2018, where more than 80 pieces of her work were on display. Most recently, her art work was on display in Manhattan’s Garment District.

​ In addition through 2018, the Port Authority has undertaken numerous initiatives to enhance the campus aesthetics, public space activations and connections in the downtown community through transit and pedestrian streets. That include:
  • The project managed by the Port Authority and Silverstein Properties where local artists has display their work on corrugated metal barriers surrounding the future 2 World Trade Center site, including seating and painted planters also installed around the campus.
  • Second season of the World Trade Center Farmer’s Market, providing farmers from throughout New York State with the opportunity to sell fresh fruits and vegetables and other artisanal items.
  • The opening of pedestrian streets Dey Street and Cortlandt Way, providing connectivity between the site, Greenwich Street and Church Street.
  • The reopening of the MTA 1 train re-opened at the World Trade Center Station for the first time since September 11th.
  • The repaving of Liberty Street and the installation of informational wrappings around the Site 5 area, which now houses PAPD trailers.


Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit the Port Authority's website.

 

 

 

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: USA Flag Candy sculpture at Liberty Park

 

 

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: USA Flag Candy sculpture at Liberty Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: 2 Flag Candy sculptures at the One World Observatory

 

 

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: Two Flag Candy sculptures at the One World Observatory

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: United kingdom Flag Candy sculpture at the One World Observatory

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: United kingdom Flag Candy sculpture at the One World Observatory

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: 2 Flag Candy sculptures at the Tower 2 Plaza

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: Two Flag Candy sculptures at the Tower 2 Plaza

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: 2 Flag Candy sculptures at the Oculus Plaza

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: Two Flag Candy sculptures at the Oculus Plaza

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: Five Flag Candy sculptures at the the Oculus Plaza

Candy Nations exhibit at the World Trade Center: Five Flag Candy sculptures at the Oculus Plaza