Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel by Jane Greengold

Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel by Jane Greengold

Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel by Jane Greengold is a permanent multi-part installation in the Grand Army Plaza subway station in Brooklyn.

Irresistible Romance of Travel, IRT… Get it? Representing victory, these winged terra cotta figures are based on the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Grand Army Plaza.

Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel by Jane Greengold

Each station entrance also features a small bronze plaque with a winged woman:

Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel by Jane Greengold

As you descend to the platform level, two women celebrate the arrival of the train. For a commuter, that moment is indeed victorious:

Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel by Jane Greengold

Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel by Jane Greengold

Jane Greengold is a Brooklyn-based artist with a law degree from NYU, who has executed many temporary and permanent public art installations in NYC and beyond.

2 thoughts on “Wings for the IRT: The Irresistible Romance of Travel by Jane Greengold

  1. Heh! I should have explained that “IRT” is also a reference to the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, which was the subway operator that predated the MTA.

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