Dumbo is now home to the city's fanciest (albeit, fake) watertower. Last night, artist Tom Fruin flipped the switch on his latest installation, a replica of the iconic New York rooftop structure made from 1000 pieces of salvaged plexiglass. Fruin collected the colorful pieces from all over NYC, "from the floors of Chinatown sign shops to the closed Dumbo studio of artist Dennis Oppenheim to Astoria’s demolition salvage warehouse Build It Green!NYC." For the next year, the kaleidescopic watertower will be illuminated every day at dusk, giving the Dumbo skyline a nightly light show from the roof of 20 Jay Street.
All photos by Robert Banat.
· Colorful Kaleidoscopic Watertower to Light Up the Dumbo Skyline [Curbed]
· Watertower [Tom Fruin]