May 23, 2012
Jan Peter Stern. "Windward"
Outside of the 655 Third Avenue building on the sidewalk of East 42nd Street is located a peculiar sculpture titled Windward by Berlin-born sculptor Jan Peter Stern. The sculpture is permanently installed outside of the building since 1961. Stern is known for his large public sculptures located in conjunction to buildings and their plazas throughout New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago. Many of his works are also exhibited at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.