Elmgreen & Dragset

#The Hive


At the onset of 2021, and after undergoing an inspired transformation, Penn Station’s state of the art Moynihan Hall opened to the public. In a major partnership between Public Art Fund and Empire State Development, three permanent artworks were commissioned for the new transportation hub.

Elmgreen & Dragset’s The Hive consists of nearly 100 aluminum buildings that have been installed upside down on the ceiling of Moynihan Hall. Depicting both fictional and real buildings, and reaching as tall as 9 feet, these whimsical and utopic structures are suspended from a mirrored base. Our Rock Tavern team was delighted to work with the renowned artist duo through the technical design development and fabrication of the artwork’s substructure and base frame. The buildings were fabricated
by Steelworks, Germany.

Video Credit: Chris Roque
Image Credit: Elmgreen & Dragset, The Hive, 2020, Stainless steel, aluminum, polycarbonate, LED lights, and lacquer.
Commissioned by Empire State Development in partnership with Public Art Fund for Moynihan Train Hall Photo: Nicholas Knight, courtesy Empire State Development and Public Art Fund, NY

#Project summary


Elmgreen & Dragset

Artwork Title

The Hive


Moynihan Train Hall


Elmgreen & Dragset




New York City, USA



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