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The New York City Waterfalls

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The New York City Waterfalls (artist's rendering), 2008

The New York City Waterfalls (artist's rendering), 2008

© Olafur Eliasson, 2008, Courtesy Public Art Fund

The New York City Waterfalls in Brief:

From June 26 through October 13, 2008, an art installation called The New York City Waterfalls will be displayed in New York City's East River. Created by Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, the series of four waterfalls in the East River was designed to draw attention to New York City's waterfront and has been made possible by the Public Art Fund.

What You Should Know About The New York City Waterfalls:

The four New York City Waterfalls will be 90-120 feet tall, and will be on display from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily. After sunset, they will be illuminated. The New York City Waterfalls has been designed to avoid having a negative impact on the environment, with filtering systems to protect fish and aquatic life, by using green building practices and green energy.

Where Will the Four New York City Waterfalls Be?:

How Can You See The New York City Waterfalls?:

The best way to experience The New York City Waterfalls is from the water, but you'll also be able to see the four waterfalls from many points along the New York City waterfront. Check www.NYCWaterfalls.com for maps of the best viewing areas.

What options are there for seeing the New York City Waterfalls by boat?:

  1. New York City Waterfalls Water Tour offered by Circle Line Downtown. The 30 minute tour costs $10 and will run 13 times per day from South Street Seaport
  2. Staten Island Ferry - Free ferry ride runs daily
  3. Governors Island Ferry - Free ferry ride running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  4. Waterfalls and Champagne Cruise - Classic Harbor Line's 1920's era yacht Manhattan will take visitors on a 1.5 hour cruise that highlights the New York City Waterfalls and includes complimentary champagne for $40.

What do The New York City Waterfalls look like?:

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