Thursday, June 26, 2008

New York City Waterfalls

I just heard about this today on MSNBC and it looks really cool.
This Danish artist is putting up waterfalls around the city. Web site here.

Leave it to Olafur Eliasson—the guy who installed a giant artificial sun in London’s Tate Modern and dyed rivers in Germany, L.A., and Tokyo bright green—to create one of the biggest, most brilliant public art projects in city history. His 90- to 120-foot-tall man-made waterfalls, stationed at four sites along New York’s shores and lit up past sunset, make for the largest installation of the Danish-Icelandic artist’s career, but the project is not about size, he recently told the magazine: “It’s about making water explicit…falling water, it makes a sound, it engages a whole different range of senses. You see gravity.” We’re expecting them to be a rush.

Between Piers 4 and 5 near the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Brooklyn Bridge
Governor's Island
Pier 35 near the Manhattan Bridge

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