Gallery: 300 New York City Water Towers to be Transformed into Art by t...

Water tanks on the tops of buildings are a New York City icon, and starting in the spring of 2013, 300 of these tanks will be transformed into public art installations for all New Yorkers to enjoy from afar. The Water Tank Project has already enlisted
Water tanks on the tops of buildings are a New York City icon, and starting in the spring of 2013, 300 of these tanks will be transformed into public art installations for all New Yorkers to enjoy from afar. The Water Tank Project has already enlisted big names like Jay-Z and Thom Yorke to design towers, and the group will also be holding open calls, asking talented artists from around the globe to submit their work to be immortalized in this unique public art project. All of the chosen artworks must aim to increase public awareness of the need for water conservation.

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  1. charclam March 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I’m feeling conflicted about this project. I applaud raising awareness about water conservation, but think NYC’s water towers are beautiful just the way they are, sitting serenely above the busy city. Will these art-adorned water towers just add to the city’s visual noise? Have to say I’m glad the artwork will be temporary!