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Tom Fruin's Kaleidoscopic Watertower Lights Up Brooklyn

  • Posted by SHFT on June 16, 2012 in Art
  • Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin has unveiled his latest structural installation, Watertower, a stunning multicolored water tower made from 1,000 pieces of salvaged Plexiglas. The work adorns a historic watertower that sits atop of Fruin’s Jay Street studio in Brooklyn's DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood.

    This is Fruin's fourth architectural Plexiglas-and-steel project that features recycled mediums. According to his website, the structures pay tribute "to architectural icons around the world, from the obelisk of Buenos Aires, to the kolonihavehuse of Copenhagen." His newest piece, Watertower, reflects the classic New York water tower and the vibrant nature of Brooklyn.

    The installation, which will be up for a year, can be seen from FDR Drive and from both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.

    More information here.


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