Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Giant Waterfall Grid Grows Under Brooklyn Bridge

While we're on the subject of waterfalls ... the grid work for one of the four giant waterfalls being planned by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson almost touches the underside of the Brooklyn Bridge.

The spigot will be turned on for the New York City Waterfalls project in mid-July to mid-October. The waterfalls will flow under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side, Brooklyn's Piers 4 and 5, Governors Island and Pier 35 in lower Manhattan.

Incidentally, that grid poses quite the Brooklyn Bridge security risk, in our opinion. That yellow sign warns people (and presumably boats) not to get within 25 yards, under penalty of a $50,000 fine and/or five years in the slammer. That's new.

- New York City Waterfall Official Site
- Waterfall Art to Splash Come Summer Daily News

4 comments:

Tom said...

The sign isn't new, nor is the Federal Regulation regarding all of the bridges in the harbor.

mcbrooklyn said...

You're probably right about the regulations (2004 was it?), but we don't remember seeing that sign the last time we were at that corner. Of course, the road has been off limits (due to the OEM being temporarily stationed there) for a couple of years -- that could account for our lapse.

bj said...

No McBrooklyn, the sign IS fairly new. It wasn't there in Jan 2007. That corner (a small piece of it) is in Manuel Santiago's photo:
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/364103
The leg of the sign that is there now is missing.

Alec said...

they have some more photos of the structures for all the waterfalls at www.newyorkcitywaterfalls.com. It looks awesome!