NYC Waterfalls


Check this out – four ‘giant’ waterfalls will be created in New York this summer as part of a public art project designed by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. One of the waterfalls [as shown above] will be constructed beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, while the others will fall from free-standing scaffolding towers on the East river.

“It’s about seeing water in a different way,” Eliasson told a news conference on Wednesday, unveiling plans for the waterfalls, which will range in height from 90 to 120 feet — around the same as the Statue of Liberty from head to toe.


::via Reuters::

Posted: January 17th, 2008
at 8:57pm by orangemenace

Categories: architecture,my ninja, please,installation,featured ninjas

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  1. siiick.

    Mark Anthony

    17 Jan 08 at 11:18 pm


  2. Right? I mean, it’s obviously a gimmick to attract tourists – like the ‘Gates’ from few years back – but that one under the bridge could be hella cool.


    18 Jan 08 at 12:00 am


  3. I agree. It could look like the bridge was being supported by waterfalls.

    As a side note, when I was at AIAS’ forum this year, they gave us mini architectural scales that were recylced from the vinyl they used at the ‘gates’. Pretty cool.

    Mark Anthony

    18 Jan 08 at 10:25 am


  4. FYI: Here’s the official page:

    Not surprisingly people are focusing on the visual aspects of the installation, though I think the sound is what will make it successful and memorable…something to compete with the traffic and other “sounds of the city.”


    22 Jan 08 at 11:13 pm


  5. Thanks for the link John!

    Yeah, I agree – the sound of the waterfalls will be an exciting addition to the typical New York sound track, which is something I hadn’t really considered before.

    I wonder about the locations, and how well you’ll see/hear the waterfalls from land tho? I think that needing to be on a boat to enjoy them would be a shame, and really ratchet up the gimmick factor of what could be a nice ‘natural’ installation in the city.


    23 Jan 08 at 12:47 am


  6. This will really be cool, I agree it’ll be a welcome addition to the NYC “soundtrack”…The Gates was an enormous waste of money, time and resources, not to mention all the people hoodwinked into thinking that was art! This will be something wondrous that is art, not “art”. It’ll freshen up the air too.


    10 May 08 at 7:34 pm


  7. We have a tour for the opening on 6-26-08.
    Dock I (eye) at Liberty Landing Marina, JC (12 minute ferry ride from the battery)
    $50 (cash) per guest. Boarding is at 7:15pm schooner leaves 8pm sharp.
    Visit our site

    S. Huber

    25 Jun 08 at 1:45 pm


  8. This project is visually hideous and has inadequate amount of water flow. I get more stimulation looking at a construction site.


    6 Oct 08 at 4:10 pm


  9. The city spent 110 million on this. When are people straving, homeless. Somebody needs to go to jail

    james l williams

    13 Oct 08 at 2:22 am


  10. 110 million? really? yeah, that’s pretty ridiculous/awful/wasteful/retarded…


    13 Oct 08 at 8:22 am



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