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On the rotating art mural along the High Line, a new work by artist Kerry James Marshall imagines New York City’s water towers as luxury condos and apartments. This isn’t a future that is too far off, with a speakeasy once built into a water tower and a steel tank converted into a rooftop cottage already in the city.

Kerry James Marshall 2015 High Line Art Untapped Cities AFineLyne

Marshall’s piece however, is an extension of his Dailies series, a cartoon strip that, according to High Line Art, explores the “narrative of the struggle between tradition and modernity within the Afro-diasporic worldview. The works address the lack of black superheroes found in American comics, and raise historical and philosophical questions in black vernacular English.”

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Above the Line by Kerry James Marshall 2015 Untapped Cities AFineLyne

While checking out this new piece, don’t miss Panorama, 14 open-air installations by different artists along The High Line and check out 10 of NYC’s unique water towers.