Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ring Dome by Minsuk Cho

This dome shape structure by Korean architect, Minsuk Cho almost encased the entire park south of Spring Street between Cleveland Place and Spring Street. The project entitled, Ring Dome was made out of hundreds of hula hoop-like tubes secured together by thousands of fabric straps to produce the dome.

To see the see from inside the Ring Dome, click on here to the Making of NYC DP.

So when was the last time you took a spin with a hula hoop?

23 comments:

thwany said...

i randomly came upon that last week and spent a good hour or so reading inside.

and i never had the rhythm to hula-hoop.

Strangetastes said...

Very cool. It looks organic, an unknown life form, enveloping the fence and digging into the earth. New York doesn't need a new kind of alien, though.

Mike said...

I like it!

Olivier said...

vraiment superbe et tres original. Il se passe toujours quelque chose de Strange à NYC.


really superb and very original. It always passes something from Strange to NYC.

teahouse said...

Hey, that's pretty funny that there's a NYC Daily Photo site and a Making of NYC Daily Photo Site.

:o)

oldmanlincoln said...

My first reaction was a ball of string for the record. I have not seen anything like it before. Nice photograph of it.

westondailyphoto said...

clever!!

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www.DeltaMovies.com said...

Nice. Almost as if a gigantic, previously unknown, plant species suddenly bloomed in the park. I would kill to see what the famous 'Blue Men' group would do with this...? Perhaps they could suddenly stumble upon it in the park and carefully investigate it's perimeter.

How interesting.

B.

Dijah said...

I think it's been a while since I've even picked up a hoola hoop.Even if I have,I wouldn't even use it.

stilettoheights said...

love it!!!!

as for hula hoop, I can;t for the life of me remember...but I do have some (very minor) ability to belly dance so that should count

Sonia said...

Amazing! You have a good eye for the unusual, Ming! I saw on Wikipedia that in Egypt around 3,000 years ago, hoops made out of grape vines were propelled around the ground with sticks.

Hula-hoop.... Humm... many years ago... In Portuguese we says "bambolê"

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That's so cool--neat that you can really sit inside!

• Eliane • said...

Awesome!!! I love it! This is the first day time picture I see of this. Itis gorgeous.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I think I would like one just like that in my back yard, and I would train ivy... or perhaps grapes... to climb up and cover it. And then I would sit inside on hot days and eat the grapes.

Paz said...

Wow! Cool!

Paz

tigerfish said...

Never good in the hula loop. Oops, the huge dome has even encroached beyond the fence :O

Carlos Lorenzo said...

Beautiful art. Looks like a foam bubble coming over the fence.

Chuckeroon said...

Ooooh, Ming!!!!! It reminds of "The Blob". Has it reached NYC from Nowheresville mid-America? Are the aliens still inside it?

Lynette said...

Hey, Ming. I can't remember the last time a hula hoop fell to my feet! Ha, ha!

Glad you like the clean MAX stop and the great big goose. I'll have to try to get some photos of live geese at some point, and we can compare them. As for the cleanliness, there are parts of Portland that I frequent where the streets are very clean, others sort of clean. With at least 500,000 inside the city limits, I think that's amazing.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Very inneresting....

reminds me of that project where you wrap sugar coated string around a balloon, let it dry and then pop and remove the balloon...

Ya know??

pom d'api said...

Good photos!! I love that

Ann (MobayDP) said...

wow!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

I like it very much !