Right when Gothamist had given up hope that the Cube (er, Tony Rosenthal's The Alamo) would ever return to its rightful place in Astor Place, instead to be replaced by that very unspinnable building the Sculpture for Living, comes word (third to last item) that it will eventually return. Warner Johnston, a Parks Department spokesperson, reports that the Cube, which was supposed to return 60 days after it was removed in March, is undergoing extra renovation thanks to new funds from the Department of Transportation (who actually owns the sculpture). "We will do a complete restoration taking it apart, replacing the axle, ball bearings. It will be spinnable and will be back in a couple of months." reported Johnston. Let's hope so, we miss it.
Photo from the Bridge and Tunnel Club