In New York old water tanks become art pieces
Kelly Chan reports from New York
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In New York outdated water towers wait to be public art soon. The Watertank Projects invited famous artists to put "makeup" on that old structures.
Payphones & Watertanks
And just as Manhattan’s pay phones are being repurposed into miniature guerilla libraries, the dated network of water towers is likewise due for an experimental makeover. Enter the Water Tank Project. For three months in the spring of 2013, graphics by a diverse group of artists ranging from Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner to Thom Yorke, Jay-Z and even local school students will adorn 300 of New York’s elevated water tanks.
Artistic and political goal
There is currently an open call for design proposals. If you want to show off your artistic flair and add your two cents about water preservation, submit to the Water Tank Project.
First published on architizer.com
Kelly Chan is an editor at Architizer. Her writing has appeared in art, architecture and culture websites such as The Atlantic Cities and Flavorwire, and her articles have been picked up by online publications including Architect Magazine and Hyperallergic. She lives in Queens, New York