Friday, November 14, 2008

Freedom Tunnel


A selection of images of the Freedom Tunnel in NYC - posted over at City Noise by Peter.

The Freedom Tunnel is the name given by urban explorers, graffiti artists, and a handful of homeless people to the Amtrak tunnel under Riverside Park in Manhattan, New York City. It is also the name of the legendary and constantly evolving graffiti pieces that cover the tunnel walls.

The Freedom Tunnel got its name because the graffiti artist Chris “Freedom” Pape used the tunnel walls to create some of his most notable artwork.

The name may also be a reference to the freedom one may find in this tunnel, the freedom to live unobserved, the freedom to create artwork, and freedom from rent [link].

Dope!

3 comments:

Cate said...

Hey Cee...

I used to ride the subway in NYC and stand between the cars... subway passed through a section which someone had spraypainted the most magnificent graffitti... the transit authority had spotlighted it... it was so wonderful to see every morning...

Thanks for sharing the "Freedon Tunnel"...

theceelist@gmail.com said...

& Your welcomed Cate..;)

w00pw00p said...

you really should link the original post at:
http://citynoise.org/article/8210