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04. 08. 2008

Waterfalls come to New York City

I visited NYC for the first time last November, and let's face it - that city has everything. Well, almost everything. While New York state can lay claim to some stunning water scenery, the water in Manhattan has always been a little... flat. I mean, it just kind of lies there.

So why not bring waterfalls to New York? That's what New York's Public Art Fund thought, and that's what they are about to do.

From July to October this year, you'll be able to see man-made cascading water features in lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and on the north shore of Governors Island. The specially-commissioned installations will be 90 to 120-feet tall, operate from 7 AM to 10 PM, seven days a week, and will be lit after sunset for an even more impressive effect. What's more, the waterfalls have been designed to protect water quality and aquatic life and could apparently bring an extra $55 million into New York's tourism economy (they certainly make me think about a return trip...)

Here's what the waterfalls will look like when they are up and running:

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Via Pretty In the City and NYC Waterfalls.

Posted by diane    Category: culture | current affairs | entertainment
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thought dealer:

East river mist hitting you in the face, might not be so pleasant but will look nice.

alec:

They have photos of the construction over at newyorkcitywaterfalls.com. Looks pretty cool.

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