A 38-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture of a Dalmatian, perfectly balancing a taxi on its nose, has been erected outside Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, the new children’s hospital located within NYU Langone’s Kimmel Pavilion.
Spot is the creation of New York–based artist Donald Lipski, and she was constructed in a factory in Wisconsin before being transported by truck to New York City. The yellow cab is an actual Prius, donated by Toyota, that has been stripped of its motor.
Spot is the perfect playful figure to introduce adults and children to Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. She contributes to the hospital’s uplifting atmosphere, part of our commitment to helping families feel welcome, supported, and at ease from the moment they walk through the doors.
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