Last June, we stood awestruck with much of Manhattan as heliostatic mirrors were lowered into place above Teardrop Park in Battery Park City—mirrors that, used nefariously, could redirect the very sunlight that lights our earth. Now, comes blogger Will Femia to photograph the mirrors above Teardrop Park and offer a conspiracy-free rationale for their existence:
I've been waiting to see the mirrors on top of the new Verdesian building actually do something because I have a hard time picturing them working. Looking at the pit for what I assume is another building going in, at least I can finally understand the need for mirrors. If a big building goes in here, Teardrop Park is going to be pretty dark.Almost makes sense. Vigilance, friends!
· Closing in Teardrop Park [A Test of Will]
· Battery Park City Will Fry Your Soul [Curbed]
· Let There Be Light in Lower Manhattan [Curbed]