2. A Glass Watertower Sits in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is now one of the crown jewels of the Brooklyn waterfront, but visitors may be amazed to know of its transformation. Built atop formerly fallow industrial piers and waterfront land, Brooklyn Bridge Park is an example of a quintessential New York City trend: harnessing the power of community advocacy to rehabilitate and build world-class public space. There’s much to enjoy here, from the views of downtown New York City to the piers programmed with sports and recreational activities, and the park isn’t even finished yet.

One of our favorite things to look out for: Tom Fruin’s glass watertower, atop 334 Furman Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This play on the iconic New York City skyline element lends a colorful, yet delicate addition.