Steel This Tree


The New York City Park’s Dept. recently completed a two year study to determine the cost v. benefit of urban trees ($5.60 for every dollar spent). So what is the calculus for steel trees? The sculptor Roxy Paine has three steel treestree1.jpg being erected in Madison Square Park. Not much carbon dioxide being removed from the air, but they’re lovely to look at — and that cost benefit-analysis is even more difficult to calculate (click to enlarge photos).

5 Responses to Steel This Tree

  1. minterests says:

    These are gorgeous, thanks for posting them.

  2. These trees look amazing. The pictures are wonderful.

  3. varia says:

    These are now in the fort worth modern museum in texas, I just saw them : )

  4. Marijke says:

    These trees are beautiful! I don’t care about them not eating CO2, they’re just awesome.
    You might be interested in, which I started yesterday. It’s my aim to daily write and collect inspiring articles and pictures on greening cities.

    Yours sincerely,


  5. If you want to read a reader’s feedback 🙂 , I rate this post for 4/5. Decent info, but I have to go to that damn google to find the missed bits. Thanks, anyway!

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