Artist Georgia O'Keeffe's name misspelled on plaque at new Grand Central ... trends now
The opening of a new terminal in New York's Grand Central station last week was marred after a stone plaque featuring a quote from the artist Georgia O'Keeffe was found to include a misspelling of her name.
City officials that oversaw the construction of the hugely delayed LIRR terminal apologized for the mistake and assured New Yorkers a new plaque is in the works.
'One can't paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt,' read the plaque, which attributed the 1928 quote not to O'Keeffe but to 'O'Keefe'.
The Long Island Rail Road terminal was finally unveiled last Wednesday after more than a decade of delays and a total cost of around $11billion - more than thrice initial forecasts. It became the costliest rail project in the world, by mile of track installed.
The opening of a new terminal in Grand Central station was marred after a stone plaque featuring a typo misspelling the name of artist Georgia O'Keeffe was unveiled. O'Keeffe is spelled with two Fs, not one
O'Keeffe was an American painter famous for creating close-up depictions of flowers and Manhattan skyscapes
'We clearly f-ed this one up and it's being fixed,' Tim Minton, a spokesperson for the MTA, told Bloomberg.
O'Keeffe was an American painter famous for creating close-up depictions of flowers and Manhattan skyscapes. The plaque in Grand Central notes beneath the quote that it was made in 'reaction to criticism of her skyscraper series of paintings'.
The Georgia O'Keeffe museum, based in New Mexico, where she eventually died in 1986, was quick to point out the mishap, sharing news of the misspelling on Instagram, saying: 'Don't take spell check for granite!'
The artist's quote appeared etched into a stone concourse wall in the new