Where form meets function

A wonderful new public art initiative has four man made waterfalls placed around New York Harbor. Arranged by the Public Art Fund, some of the waterfalls reach the height of the Statue of Liberty. New York has seen grand public art before, in the caseof Christo’s gates, and some crap, in the case of the Cow Parade. Here’s hoping this goes down like the former. 

The artist behind the project is Olafur Eliasson. This is his first public art project in NYC. The four waterfalls will run from 7am to 10pm, now until Oct. 13.

More images from the project after the jump. For a full experience check the New York Times for a slide show, or make your way to the big apple.

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