The New York City Waterfalls

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From June 26th to October 13th, NYC will be hosting a public art installation designed by artist Olafur Eliasson. The project consists of four man-made waterfalls stationed in New York Harbor ranging from 90 to 120 feet tall. From the press release –

Public Art Fund, working in partnership with Tishman Construction Corporation, engaged a team of almost 200 design, engineering and construction professionals to build the Waterfalls, which are constructed with building elements that are ubiquitous throughout New York. Actual construction scaffolding forms the backbone of the Waterfalls, and pumps will cycle water from the East River to the top of each structure before it falls back into the river. Following the completion of The New York City Waterfalls in October, all scaffolding will be re-used in subsequent construction projects.

Project site – The New York City Waterfallls
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NY Times slideshow

[Thanks, Erica!]