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Farewell, NYC Waterfalls

The spigot on Olafur Eliasson’s NYC Waterfalls art project will be turned off today for good.  The exhibit, which opened in late June, caused controversy as its salt water spray is being blamed for tree damage in Brooklyn Heights.  Today’s NY Times delivers the Falls’ eulogy:

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BHA on Tree Killin’ Waterfalls: Never Again!

Even though an arborist tells the Brooklyn Paper that the Brooklyn Heights trees assaulted by the salt water spray of Olafur Eliasson’s NYC Waterfalls will not be permanently damaged,  it’s enough for the BHA to shout “never again!”:

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NYC Waterfalls Hours Cut in Half

The NYC Parks Department has cut the hours of operation of the NYC Waterfalls art installation in half.  The move comes in response to the Brooklyn Heights Association’s call to turn Olafur Eliason’s project off completely a month before its October 13 end date due to tree damage they believe was caused by its salt […]

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NYC Waterfalls: Rendering vs. Reality

There have been many opinions voiced here about Olfar Eliason’s NYC Waterfalls, the public art project on display this summer under the Brooklyn Bridge, on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront and at other locations along the East River.  In general, the reaction from the BHB community has been that of disappointment.  This despite the fact that […]

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Waterfalls Officially On Today

Good Morning America’s Sam Champion interviewed Mayor Michael Bloomberg and artist Olafur Eliasson this morning about the NYC Waterfalls art project. The falls officially go on display today. More waterfall videos after the jump.

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Cascade Commences

Olafur Eliasson’s artificial waterfall positioned below the Promenade was operating this morning, well ahead of its scheduled June 26 debut. Above is a view from near the foot of Remsen Street, complete with rainbow.

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Waterfalls Guy Speaks

New York Magazine profiles Olafur Eliasson, the man behind the waterfalls we’ll be marveling at this summer: NY Magazine: How Olafur…: The waterfalls, he hopes, will provoke New Yorkers to raise similar questions about something we habitually ignore. “You take the water around Manhattan for granted,” Eliasson says as our boat traces the landscape of […]

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