A Dane-ish, Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson, proposed the project to the Mayor, the Public Art Fund and the City of New York. Evidently we decided to go for it and no one informed East Village Podcasts. The water starts running beginning June 26 and lasts until October 13. Each day, the faucet is “on” from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. To visit the New York City Waterfalls website, click here.
It is being billed as the city’s biggest public art project since “The Gates,” the $20 million installation in Central Park of orange shower curtains and over sized Lincoln Logs by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 2005.
Proposal for Waterfall in East Village
At this time, there are no waterfalls planned for the East Village. Not to worry.
East Village Podcasts’ proposal: erect a waterfall in the middle of First Avenue near Houston.
Imagine water pouring up the avenue, propelling cars to their destination even faster than before. Additional foot traffic will increase revenues for area restaurants and bars. New real estate opportunities may arise around beach or riverfront property – even waterfall hotel packages.
June 3rd, 2008
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