The minimal facade of The New Museum in New York has been host to some wild installations since it opened in 2007, ranging from a sign reading "HELL, YES!" to a giant long stemmed rose. Today, workers finished installing the museum's latest outdoor sculpture: A 30 foot high remote controlled ship by artist Chris Burden.
The sculpture, one of many similar ships Burden has designed, was put on display as part of the major fall exhibition, Chris Burden: Extreme Measures. It's not just a model either, it's actually controlled by remote, and can sail for up to 400 nautical miles completely unmanned (when it's not hanging off the side of a building, that is).
Accompanying the ship are two small skyscrapers on the building's roof, reminiscent of the Twin Towers. Both pieces will remain at the museum for the next year. [The New Museum]