Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Grounding of the Watertower

You may remember seeing this colorful water tower sculpture recently gracing the DUMBO skyline. Or at least you might have thought it was this one. In fact, that one is still perched on the a rooftop nearby. Over the weekend, however, a second piece by Tom Fruin--Watertower II--parked itself temporarily between the two bridges. According to Fruin, when a collector in Wisconsin asked to purchase the rooftop installation for a private sculpture park, he decided to replicate the original, again using steel and reclaimed plexiglass. If you haven't seen the rooftop piece, you have another month to head to 20 Jay Street to check it out.

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