12. Cool Globes at The Battery
We were delighted to recently receive word that Cool Globes at The Battery will remain on view next to Pier A through this summer. Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet is a public art installation designed to not only raise awareness about global warming, but also tries to spark practical solutions – and is doing it in a very creative way. The brain-child of founder Wendy Abrams, Cool Globes is her way of capturing the public’s attention to the complex problems that face our planet today.
The current installation consists of twelve globes, each five feet in diameter, and carries a message on the accompanying pedestal. The globes have been designed by a variety of people from musicians and actors to athletes and even elected officials, in addition to artists. Cool Globes is located at the tip of the West Side Highway at Pier A.