New York City is adding an unexpected twist to its waterways this summer as The city launches the New York City Waterfalls Project Thursday. The project brings 4 man-made waterfalls to the East River and New York Harbor, including falls flowing from the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. The waterfalls, which range from 90 to 120 feet, are the creation of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg along with the artist who created the project held a news conference Thursday to officially launch the project.
The New York City Waterfalls project, which cost a reported 15-point-5 million-dollars, is the city's largest public art project since the famous Central Park draping project in 2005.