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Sculpture installed at Huntington Station plaza will be at center of revitalization

A four-piece limestone sculpture was installed recently in Huntington Station at the pedestrian plaza that will serve as a centerpiece for the revitalization of the area around Olive Street and New York Avenue.

The permanent art installation, called “Generations,” features a guitar player, grandmother and child, guitar case, and drum. The pieces are made of dolomitic limestone and designed to allow visitors to sit on them. They were created by Denver-based artist Madeline Wiener.

“‘Generations’ is a work of art that people can come to the plaza to enjoy and that they can use to enjoy the plaza,” town Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said in a news release. “This sculpture both furthers the goals of the town’s Public Art Initiative and exemplifies the revitalization 'smart growth' principle of developing a public infrastructure of beautiful places that become walkable destinations within a community.”

Construction of the plaza began last fall. Proposed in 2003 to help re-energize the area, the plaza will be 18,000 square feet with seating and landscaping. It’s expected to be completed in the next few weeks.

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