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Dezeen Debate features Anish Kapoor's "utterly irrational" New York sculpture

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features newly released images of artist Anish Kapoor's mirrored New York artworkSubscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Photographer Iwan Baan has released images of Kapoor's highly-anticipated balloon-like sculpture, which sits at the base of Herzog and de Meuron's 56 Leonard Street skyscraper and is the artist's first permanent sculpture in New York City.

Readers were thrilled by the installation. One loved "the utter irrationality of it" and felt that it "kicks you in the frontal cortex", whilst another said the sculpture "feels like a special piece of work".

The exterior of The Loop
Urb has proposed a 93-kilometre cycling and walking highway

Other stories in this week's newsletter that fired up the comments section include plans for a covered highway in Dubai by architecture studio Urb, an exclusive opinion piece for Dezeen by OMA founder Reinier de Graaf and a cedar-clad alpine house in the Catskills by Elizabeth Roberts Architects.

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