Giant 23ft teddy bear sculpture is New York's latest tourist attraction

Ruth Doherty

A gigantic yellow teddy bear - sizing up at 23ft and costing £35k to make - has become one of New York's more unusual tourist attractions.

The big bear leans up against a lampshade - which turns on at night - outside the Seagram Plaza, and, according to a Christie's spokeswoman, is expected to sell for around $10 million at auction on 11 May.

But for the next five months, the huge cuddly toy created by Swiss artist Urs Fischer, will be on display for locals and visitors to enjoy at the Seagram Building 375 Park Ave, between East 52nd and East 53rd streets.

Cute? Or scary?

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