Speaking of public art, did you know that New York’s first robot built public art installation went up earlier this fall in Chinatown? As in built by a real robot! We knew they could roller skate on desks and mix a mean cocktail, but make art? Pike Loop, the work of Swiss architects Gramazio & Kohler and a robot named R-O-B, consists of more than 7,000 bricks glued into a looping wall. It took R-O-B about four weeks, working day and night. The installation, which was realized thanks to Storefront for Art and Architecture and the New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program, will remain in place at the intersection of Pike Street and Division Street through January.
View more images of the end result and a time-lapse video of the construction after the jump.