The art piece, which facilitated real-time exchanges between New Yorkers and Dubliners, will now have specific hours of operation instead of being open around the clock.

The new daily schedule for the live broadcast is as follows: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Dublin and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. in New York.

In addition, a fence has been erected in front of the New York store, and on-site security will be present throughout all operating hours.

It is not intended for the gateways to be touched or trodden on, according to a statement from Dublin City Council.

“We have taken steps to limit instances of people stepping on the Portal and holding phones up to the camera lens,” Dublin City Council stated.

“A proximity-based solution has been built by the team. The webcast will now become hazy for everyone on both sides of the Atlantic if someone steps on the Portal and blocks the camera.”

“The majority of visitors to the locations have experienced the sense of joy and connectedness that these works of public art invite,” according to the council, which highlighted that tens of thousands of people had visited the Portal in both Dublin and New York.

Dublin's portal, which is situated next to the Spire on O'Connell Street, and New York's gateway, which is situated in Flatiron South Public Plaza on 23 Street, both opened for business on May 8.

Benediktas Gylys, the artist and entrepreneur from Lithuania who created the artworks, recently reminded guests that kids could be looking on from the other side.

Before the Portal was briefly shut down, a number of events went viral, including one in which a Dublin resident displayed a picture of the 9/11 terrorist atrocities for New Yorkers. At the new art installation, the public has also submitted explicit and graphic pictures.

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