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Höller Back

Over the past week, the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) had its safety-conscious eye on German artist Carsten Höller’s interactive exhibition at the New Museum, particularly because of the two-story metal slide installation that, since its erection, has attracted double the amount of daily visitors. The 102-foot-long work was considered a possible breach of safety codes, and the museum had yet to receive the go-ahead before the show officially opened just over a week ago.

After the necessary permit was obtained and the Department of Buildings inspected the slide, the DCA approved the installation—certainly a tremendous relief for the museum, as well as those who were prepared for a “Save the Slide” crusade—and the tube slide of the Carsten Höller: Experience exhibition is back in play until the show closes in January of next year.

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