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Icelandic Waterfalls to Become New York Landmarks

Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson will put soon put his mark on New York City when his art project “The Waterfalls” will be installed. The 28 to 37 meter high waterfalls are designed to reflect the renewal of harbor areas in five districts.

“Art in public places is one of the landmarks of New York City and we are proud to welcome Ólafur Elíasson with his new project,” New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said at a press conference yesterday, Morgunbladid reports.

The Mayor added that art in public places will not only inspire New York residents, but also attract visitors who will add millions of dollars to the economy. “I thank the city’s Art Fund for bringing us this unforgettable artwork and at the same time a chance to bring attention to the protection of the environment.”

The waterfalls will not spoil water quality and will protect the waterlife where they will be placed. The plan is to have them running from 7 am to 10 pm every day and to illuminate them after sunset.

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