Sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard, known for massive abstract work, named it "Ona," Polish for "she" or "her."
The New York Daily News, which just happens to sponsor the arena plaza, declared that the sculpture earned "oversize praise" from visitors.
"When I saw it from afar I thought it might be a tree," one interviewee said in a suspiciously perfect sound bite, "but up close I can see it is a beautiful piece of art that adds to the artistic quality of this neighborhood."
I wandered over to "Ona" on Sunday to shoot a few photos. Up close, the sculpture looks too grooved and metallic to be turned into a sandwich. Nor did it deserve the roll of toilet paper some wag tossed at its base (look carefully at photo).