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Watertower made of 1000 scrap pieces of plexiglas

Watertower made of 1000 scrap pieces of plexiglas

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Tom Fruin - Watertower, New York, Brooklyn - 1
Tom FruinWatertower, 2010, 6x3x3m, found plexiglas, steel, bolts

Brooklyn based artist Tom Fruin (1974) just installed Watertower, a large sculpture made by scavenged, reclaimed, and recycled plexiglas and steel. It is installed high upon a water tower platform in Brooklyn, NYC and part of his Icon series, that consists of sculptural tributes to architectural icons around the world.

About one thousand scrap pieces of plexiglas were used, often reclaimed and discarded material, some of it coming from Chinatown sign shops or closed artist studios in Brooklyn. Since the opening in June there are daily light shows beginning at dusk and continuing to morning, using light sequences designed by Ryan Holsopple. Watertower will be installed until June 2013.

Location
On the rooftop of 20 Jay Street and viewable from the parks and streets of Dumbo, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, FDR Drive and Lower Manhattan.

Prime viewing locations
Brooklyn Bridge Park at Washington Street (map) and the Manhattan Bridge bike path.

Tom Fruin - Watertower, New York, Brooklyn - 2
Tom FruinWatertower, 2010, 6x3x3m, found plexiglas, steel, bolts

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