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Happening upon a Toynbee Tile in Manhattan – The Artsology Blog

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Happening upon a Toynbee Tile in Manhattan – The Artsology Blog


I was walking down Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in Manhattan the other day, when I noticed this in the street, somewhere around 47th or 48th Street. It’s a Toynbee tile, and there’s quite a story and mystery surrounding these things.

Toynbee tile in Manhattan

When I first saw one of these somewhere else in Manhattan a few years ago, I wrote about it on The Arts Adventurer, but that post seems to have gone missing … another mystery? At any rate, when I was trying to learn more about it back then, I discovered a documentary that was a fascinating watch – check out the trailer here:



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