Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New York City Waterfalls

Tomorrow morning at 7am, four huge waterfalls will start flowing along the East River in NYC, and I, a big fan of big public art, am beside myself with excitement!

Created by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (profiled in the New York Times recently), the New York City Waterfalls will be big, brash, and beautiful as they cascade beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and elsewhere between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Highly designed to protect wildlife and consume minimal energy, the Waterfalls are built without artifice -- you can clearly see the structure that supports them, which I expect will be quite upstaged by the frothing, cascading water. The Waterfalls will run through October 13.

Learn more about them at, and stay tuned to the blog for my pics...!

Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans. Image sourced here.

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