Category Archives: Design
Check out this lovely watertower by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin called, surprise-surprise, Watertower. This 25′ by 10′ patchwork watertower structure stands at 14-foot-tall, and is made from 1,000 pieces of salvaged plexiglas from New York and steel from Pennsylvania. It currently rests on top of a building that houses the artist’s studios at 120 Jay Street in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), Brooklyn.
Starting on June 7th (that’s tomorrow), the tower will be lit from within by digitally-controlled light sequences playing from dusk until the morning everyday for an entire year. During the day (or course), the natural light beaming from the sun will be shining through the structure, illuminating Brooklyn with the various and lovely colors of the stained plexiglas. Watertower will be visible from Lower Manhattan, FDR Drive, and both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges during the night.