Photos 28 Sep 2008 07:38 am

Sunday photos – Treehouses

- While on my usual trek through Madison Sqaure Park, I came upon a new art installation in progress. Tadashi Kawamata is constructing “treehuts” in some of the trees of the park. They’re not finished (I think), nor are they habitable. I took a few photos in and around the rainy days here. You can see a blog about the installation and see some better photos here.

Here’s an artist’s sketch on top of a photo of a tree.

Workers occupy small tents (to protect them from the rain)
while they construct the treehouses from lifts.

I can’t quite tell what the finished products will look like,
but I’ll report back if this is it.

Even in this state, they can be attractive in the wild of the trees.

CBS was obviously interested in the story this day.
I also appreciated the concrete “treehut” separating two buildings across the street.

4 Responses to “Sunday photos – Treehouses”

  1. on 29 Sep 2008 at 12:25 pm 1.Eddie Fitzgerald said …

    An interesting subject! Your photos of Manhattan are always worth seeing! I hope you get a book out of it someday!

  2. on 29 Sep 2008 at 4:07 pm 2.Jenny L. said …

    Just insanely cool! Thanks for sharing.

  3. on 03 Mar 2009 at 9:03 am 3.Hanna Holmquist said …

    supercool!!! i love this

  4. on 14 May 2015 at 12:41 pm 4.deborah waddington said …

    Hi! I am looking on the web for an image for a poster that I am creating for a Mental Health and Harm Reduction workshop and I came across the image of the two tree houses above. I think it well represents the idea of self creation of safe space within an impersonal environment. WOuld it be possible for me to use it? THis is not a major gig sort of thing, but a small local event with community partners… I would credit you and the artist… Thank you for considering this… Deb

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