Rector Gate

R.M. Fischer’s Rector Gate is a festive archway marking the intersection of Rector Place and the Hudson River Esplanade. Built of Steel, bronze, and granite, and rising 50 feet high, the gateway draws its inspiration both from past and future, from Constructivism and Science Fiction, in the artist’s signature style. It is part Gotham and part Metropolis; and one almost expects to see bolts of electricity rising up its shafts to the skeletal cupola and fanciful spires of its crown. In its energetic, theatrical design, Rector Gate brings the romantic grandiosity of New York’s early skyscrapers and engineering feats down to human scale. The arch features seating at its base and is illuminated at night to add to its drama.