42-foot tall sculpture by renowned sculptor Peter Lundberg to be feature of new waterfront park by GDC at Harbor Square
By Lanning Taliaferro, Patch Staff | Jun 22, 2015 5:58 pm ET
From Ginsburg Development Companies:
Ginsburg Development Companies and Ossining Village officials met today to raise a monumental sculpture that was molded in the earth at the new public waterfront park and promenade being built at GDC's Harbor Square luxury rental complex in Ossining.
The towering 42-foot tall, 80-ton sculpture, which was commissioned by Harbor Square developer Martin Ginsburg, is the creation of internationally known sculptor Peter Lundberg, whose work is in collections around the world.
The sculpture was made by framing trenches dug on the site with stainless steel and pouring concrete into the trench. It will face the Hudson River and serve as the centerpiece for the new waterfront park and promenade that GDC is building as part of the Harbor Square complex. The park will also include a children's playground and new riverfront restaurant which is currently under construction. Dedication of the new park and promenade is scheduled for September at which time a second monumental sculpture from a sculptor in Portugal is expected to be installed at the park.
"We are delighted to have this magnificent sculpture by renowned sculptor Peter Lundberg as the showpiece of the beautiful public waterfront park and promenade we are building at Harbor Square. Art is a very important part of our daily lives and we are proud to incorporate it into the public spaces of our residential communities," said Ginsburg.
Ginsburg has a passion for public art at his residential communities. Just across the Hudson River from Harbor Square, Lundberg sculptures are featured at GDC's Harbors at Haverstraw development. In June, GDC will be finishing the Sculpture Trail & Promenade at Harbors which will include another large monumental sculpture. It will be the fourth major sculpture on the 1.5-mile long public promenade at the Harbors waterfront in Haverstraw.
Ginsburg, whose company has been building homes in the Hudson Valley for more than 50 years, has a vision of creating sculpture trails along other rivertown waterfronts from New York City to Albany and combining with Dia Art Foundation in Beacon and Storm King Art Center in New Windsor to create the largest outdoor museum in the world. "What better place to showcase world-class sculpture than along one of the world's greatest and most beautiful rivers," said Mr. Ginsburg.
"I am delighted to continue to work with Martin Ginsburg to create significant pieces of public art along the Hudson River. The experience of creating this piece was made all the more special by staying in the Village of Ossining and getting to know the people of Ossining during its fabrication. I hope all area residents, especially the children, will come and enjoy this new waterfront park and this new beacon on the river that we raise today," said Lundberg.
Lundberg's sculptures are in collections in eight U.S. states and five countries including Australia, China, Germany, Norway and Sweden). Locally, his work can also be seen at the Storm King Art Center and at the entrance of the George Washington Bridge off the Henry Hudson Parkway.
Meanwhile, construction is moving ahead at Harbor Square, a $65 million luxury rental complex featuring 188 luxury rental apartments. Located across from the Ossining Metro North station, Harbor Square will have a mix of studios and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, many with balconies with breathtaking views of the Hudson River. Resort-style amenities will include full service concierge, rooftop club lounge; rooftop pool and deck with cabana seating, BBQ stations and outdoor bar with TV; first-class spa and fitness center offering available personal trainers and spa treatments. Occupancy at Harbor Square is scheduled for spring 2016.
Harbor Square is the latest resort-style luxury rental community under development by GDC in the Hudson Valley. Last fall, GDC broke ground on River Tides at Greystone, a 330-unit luxury rental complex in Yonkers. GDC began construction in May on The Lofts on Saw Mill River in Hastings-on-Hudson, and this month in Rockland County GDC opened the leasing center for Riverside, a 106-unit luxury apartment residence at the Harbors-at-Haverstraw community.
Founded in 1964 by principal Martin Ginsburg, Ginsburg Development Companies is a premier residential developer in the northern suburbs of New York City. With 50 years of experience and market leadership, GDC has built many of the region's most successful and prestigious luxury developments, many with a Hudson River and/or transit-friendly focus, including Harbors at Haverstraw, Livingston Ridge in Dobbs Ferry, Ichabod's Landing in Sleepy Hollow, Mystic Pointe in Ossining, Marbury Corners in Pelham and Christie Place in Scarsdale. GDC's developments have won numerous design and community planning awards. In addition, GDC owns and manages a portfolio of commercial properties, located primarily in Westchester County, NY.
Photo caption: Standing at Harbor Square in front of the 42-foot tall sculpture as it was set in place by a crane are, from left, GDC Principal Martin Ginsburg; Ossining Village Mayor Victoria Gearity, New York State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Sculptor Peter Lundberg.