NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Graffiti isn’t always a welcome art.
However, a sacred site in Lower Manhattan is embracing it with open arms.READ MORE: Another Violent Weekend In New York City: 22 Shot, 5 Dead Within 72 Hours
At a the future home of 2 World Trade Center, a group of artists have been selected to turn the metal construction sheds into works of art.
Each piece is done by a different artist and holds its own special meaning, reported CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: How Much Will Your Monthly Check Be?
The artists DeAngelis spoke to said they feel honored to work in such a sacred space.
The project is a collaboration between Silverstein Properties and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Doug Smith of World Trade Gallery helped find the artists involved.
The site is bordered by Vesey, Church and Greenwich Streets as well as the Oculus transportation hub.MORE NEWS: Pride Month: NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project 'Making An Invisible History Visible'
Each artist was paid a $2,000 honorarium and given $1,000 for paint.