(Photo: Michael Garofalo)

(Photo: Michael Garofalo)

The Cube’s return to Astor Place has been glorious and all, but have we basked in the glow long enough that we can now address the elephant in Alamo Plaza? The Cube is back, yes, but the sculpture is imprisoned behind a crude cage of orange barricades. It’s downright inhumane (incubane?). It’s time to uncage the Cube and let it spin free, the way it was meant to.

Astor Place just isn’t the same if you can’t spin the Cube, or at least point and laugh at some embarassed weakling trying and failing to move it while insisting to his friends that it doesn’t actually spin. Bend at the hips and widen your base, sucker!

(Photo: Michael Garofalo)

(Photo: Michael Garofalo)

According to a sign that went up recently inside the walls, “a final phase of onsite restoration” still needs to be completed before the public can get up close and personal with the Alamo again. We’ve reached out to the city’s Department of Design and Construction to find out how soon that day will come. Before we start organizing a posse to bumrush the barricades, we’ll let you know what they have to say.

#SetTheCubeFree