In case you missed it, this weekend was likely the only time visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park were treated to the sight of two Watertower works by Tom Fruin. The first is Watertower, which is located on the roof of 20 Jay Street. It was erected in June 2012 and will remain there through next month. Those who can’t get to New York City can have a look through this Live Cam.
The best vantage point from which to see Watertower (unless you can find your way onto its roof) is from the east walkway of the Manhattan Bridge. Take extra care if you go, since it is the side of the bridge dedicated to bicycles.
Watertower II, “was constructed using nearly one thousand scraps of colorful Plexiglas and steel. A tribute to the ‘iconic New York water tower and a symbol of the vibrancy of Brooklyn’, Fruin worked with salvaged and discarded materials recovered from all over New York City to create the massive sculpture, including the floors of Chinatown sign shops, the closed DUMBO studio of artist Dennis Oppenheim, and Astoria’s demolition salvage warehouse.” It was located in Brookyn Bridge Park for three days before being moved to a private sculpture park.