The giant red sculpture of the digit 9 is a prominent Manhattan landmark in front of the office tower located at 9 West 57th Street in midtown Manhattan. This famous New York sculpture was designed by graphic artist Ivan Chermayeff. The sculpture sits on the sidewalk on city property and marks the building's main entrance. The sculpture is fabricated out of half-inch steel plate weighing three tons. During the holiday season, the sidewalk where 9 sits becomes more festive because of all the lights and giant candy cane decorations on the office tower.