There may be a worthy debate to be had as to whether dogs belong underground on the subways, but there is no debate when it comes to dogs above ground in NYC—especially when those dogs are 30 feet tall. And even more so when one can balance a real taxi on its nose.

The latest addition to the NYC public art milieu happens to be (inarguably) the single greatest sculpture to grace the streets of Manhattan: it's the 30-foot Dalmatian you can see balancing the cab up above, which is a new permanent installation in front of the soon-to-open NYU Langone Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion, at 34th Street and 1st Avenue.

This beautwooful beast was made by sculptor Donald Lipski, who is behind many big public art pieces around the country including the La Guardia Suite at La Guardia High School for Music And Art near Lincoln Center and the Sirshasana chandelier in Grand Central.

The sculpture is part of a giant renovation of NYU Langone hospital that has been in the works since pre-Hurricane Sandy; the Kimmel Pavilion is scheduled to officially open in July. You can get another tease of the sculpture below: