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Tom Fruin’s Multi-Colored Plexiglass Watertower Glitters on a DUMBO Rooftop

Posted By Lori Zimmer On June 13, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In Art NYC,Brooklyn,Recycling and Composting | 1 Comment



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The transparent water tower [9] sculpture opened last week, and adorns the new Brooklyn Bridge Park area which has been heavily redeveloped into a crowd-drawing green area over the past few years. During the day, the hundreds of rainbow panes of the water tower mosaic catch natural sunlight [10], glowing from different angles depending on the time.

At night, the tower will be infused with light projections [11] by artist Ryan Holsopple. The light show will dance within the water tower, providing a free show to onlookers each night of the year. The reclaimed material [12] sculpture rises to the same proportions and size of a typical New York water tower, paying tribute to the 10,000 water towers that dot buildings over six stories throughout the boroughs.

Fruin’s glittering piece can be seen all the way from Lower Manhattan, framed between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Other artful water towers will be brought to the city this summer, with The Water Tank Project [13], that will feature artwork by Marilyn Minter, E.V. Day, Ed Ruscha and Jay-Z emblazoned across the tanks.

+ Tom Fruin [5]

Via Architizer [14]

Images ©Robert Banat [15]


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[5] Tom Fruin: http://tomfruin.com/

[6] colorful salvaged sheets of plexiglass: http://inhabitat.com/candy-colored-copenhagen-pavilion-made-of-reclaimed-plexiglass/

[7] pieces from building sites around New York City: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/fiyel-levent-transforms-historic-nyc-wood-into-beautiful-mars-bar-inspired-liquor-cabinet/

[8] Image: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tom-fruins-multi-colored-plexiglass-watertower-glitters-on-a-dumbo-rooftop/tomfruin-watertower1/

[9] water tower: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/bellboy-new-york-upcycles-a-park-avenue-water-tower-into-a-sexy-wooden-chair-for-12-x-12/

[10] catch natural sunlight: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/chuck-close-and-sarah-sze-to-create-site-specific-artwork-for-second-avenue-subway/

[11] light projections: http://inhabitat.com/bruce-munros-gorgeous-fields-of-led-flowers-bloom-at-longwood-gardens/

[12] reclaimed material: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/louis-lims-roundround-is-a-circular-bench-made-of-reclaimed-nyc-wood/

[13] The Water Tank Project: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/300-new-york-city-water-towers-to-be-transformed-into-art-by-the-likes-of-thom-yorke-and-jay-z/

[14] Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/42914/reclaiming-the-water-tower-as-public-art/

[15] Robert Banat: http://robertbanatphotography.com/

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