Are some of Olafur Eliasson's waterfalls cruising for premature shutdown? Well, given concerns that the salt water spray they are releasing is said to be hurting, if not killing, trees, it could be a problem. In early August, the Post's Steve Cuozzo wrote the falls under the Brooklyn Bridge was killing trees around the River Cafe and, now, the Brooklyn Paper says the Brooklyn Heights Association is demanding that the plug be pulled on both the one under the Bridge and the one by the Brooklyn Promenade after Labor Day. “I think it’s enough,” says the head of the Brooklyn Heights Association. “They’re damaging the local environment and I don’t think it’s worth it to have this question remain: Will the trees come back?” Even worse, cars parked at the River Cafe are getting sprayed with salt as ones in Brooklyn Heights that get sprayed under certain conditions. Falls fans might recall we caught the falls on Governor's Island going berserk in a storm.
· TREE-BACLE! [Brooklyn Paper]
· A-SALT-ED by the Falls [NYP]
· Curbed NYC Waterfalls Coverage [Curbed]