reblogged via NYTimes City Room :
June 26, 2008, 10:37 am
'Waterfalls' Display Opens on Harbor
Updated, 11:07 a.m. | "New York City Waterfalls," Olafur Eliasson's $15.5 million quartet of temporary cascades dotting the New York Harbor, formally opened on Thursday morning with a ceremony at South Street Seaport and a publicity blitz by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who criss-crossed four morning television programs to tout the installation, billed as the city's grandest public art commission since Christo and Jeanne-Claude flooded Central Park with saffron-colored fabric panels for "The Gates" in 2005.
More today, with lots of pics, via Curbed:
....a few weeks ago, via Curbed:
Thursday, June 12, 2008, by Joey
Artist Olafur Eliasson's four NYC Waterfalls may not officially be making their debut until June 26, but why wait to get a glimpse of the soon-to-be-sensations in action? Take a look at what was going on at Pier 35 near the Manhattan Bridge. Folks: we have water. Writes our new favorite Curbed tipster: "I woke up in the wee hours last night and noticed that Olafur Eliasson was testing the waterfall on Pier 35. This craptacular photo depicts the glory. Or whatever." Sure, the strength of the stream looks like a little weak for this test, but it'll pick up once the tourists start snapping away. What's up now, Niagara?
· Waterfall Watch: We Have Really Big Pumps [Curbed]
· What an East Village Waterfall Might Look Like [Curbed]
· A Brooklyn Bridge Pop-Up Park for Waterfall Watching? [Curbed]