3-tier rice paddy art installation debuted at WTC

Kimberly Dole
June 06, 2019 - 2:04 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Port Authority and Lucky Rice debuted a new art installation outside of the World Trade Center Oculus on Thursday.

The living art installation is a three-tier rice paddy that will also offer visitors a place to sit.

The rice paddy will remain in place through the Harvest Moon Festival in late September, when the rice will then be harvested and prepared by dozens of noted chefs.

"The Port Authority has invested billions of dollars in rebuilding this sacred site and takes its continuing stewardship of the nearly-completed campus very seriously," said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O'Toole told ABC 7. "We welcome unique displays and activities."

There will be five varieties of rice that will grow in the paddy and the biggest is estimated to grow to approximately four feet tall.

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