An interactive, public sculpture by abstract expressionist Mark di Suvero was deemed “too dangerous” for Governors Island because “people were a little too exuberant” rocking around on its swing section. They replaced its entertainingly precarious wooden platform with a old tire with “a smaller range of motion,” lest the kiddies get boo-boos.
Leslie Koch, Trust for Governors Island president blames breeders:
I’ll blame it on the parents. Parents were prodding their children…saying ‘Why don’t you climb this?’
Of course. Clearly. They forced their brood to play at a playground-like artwork and swing on its swing.