About Mnemonics
  • Location
  • Commission
  • Project History
  • The Idea
  • Content
  • Old Stuy Cubes: 1904-1991
  • New Stuy Cubes: 1992-2080
  • World Cubes
  • Materials/Dimensions
  • Recognition

Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers Street, Battery Park City, New York, NY. Over 400 hollow glass blocks are scattered throughout the entire building, from the main lobby to the tenth floor. This includes blocks in the gym, stairwells, basement and exterior walls.

The Idea
Mnemonics is intended to endow Stuyvesant High School with a sense of its own history, but more importantly for an institution of learning, a sense of the accumulated knowledge and multi-cultural history of the world.

New Stuy Cubes: 1992-2080
Bắn cá đổi thưởng vui nhộn An additional 88 empty containers were provided by the artists to be filled by each future class of Stuyvesant graduates from 1992 to 2080.

Mnemonics won the .



MnemnonicsBắn cá đổi thưởng vui nhộn was commissioned by in conjunction with , and the .


Each cube contains artifacts and relics that are evidence of geographical, natural, cultural and social worlds, from antiquity to the present time. Collectively, the 400+ blocks of Mnemonics suggest a visual library of the vast knowledge of humankind. They also document the school's history and continuing culture.

400 + glass enclosures (the "cubes"), each H 8" x W 8" x D 4" (H 20.3 x W 20.3 x D 10.3 cm) with stainless steel inserts and fasteners, containing an array of materials hermetically sealed within and imbedded with mortar into the walls of a 400,000 square feet building


Project History
The artists invested four years in the project, which was installed in 1992 as part of the construction of the new building of Stuyvesant High School. It is a living project to which future generations of Stuyvesant are meant to contribute. The artists say that the work will not be complete until 2080.

Old Stuy Cubes: 1904-1991
There is one block for each year from 1904-1991, containing memorabilia from each alumni class that inhabited Stuyvesant's old building, which was located at 345 East 15th Street on Manhattan's East Side near Stuyvesant Town, before moving to its current location at 345 Chambers Street in 1992. In addition, there is a small collection of cubes with assemblages of artifacts from the old Stuyvesant building.

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