The press conference to hype the turning on of Olafur Eliasson's waterfalls (as if they need any further introduction) kicked off at 10:30 AM on the third level terrace of Pier 17, where our correspondent noted that "all four waterfalls in all their tiny tiny glory can be seen at once." The money quote of the morning from Mayor Bloomberg: "We think the waterfalls will -- and you'll pardon the pun here -- whet the appetite for more projects like this one..." Either that or they're going to have tens of thousand of tourists dying to pee at the same time.
· The Freakin' Waterfalls Are On: Brooklyn Bridge Edition [Curbed]
· The Waterfalls Are Here! [Gothamist]
· The Waterfalls Start Falling [Brownstoner]