Saturday, December 6, 2008


Olifar Eliasson's waterfall project in Manhattan. Here are links to two New York Times articles, one talking about introducing the project to NYC, the other discussing Eliasson's concept. He uses scaffolding at the scale of its urban surroundings--and the waterfall because he believes Americans do not value their relationship to the sea as Europeans. Throughout history, he said, New Yorkers “have always taken water for granted.” He added: “Now people can engage in something as epic as a waterfall, see the wind and feel its gravity. You realize that the East River is not just static.”

(thanks, Maris!)

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