Water tanks are such an integral part of the New York cityscape. If you look around most neighborhoods, you’ll see the structures perched atop many buildings.
This summer, the city’s tanks will be dressed up a bit. The Water Tank Project is wrapping the vessels in artwork from both renowned artists—like Maya Lin and Jeff Koons—and NYC public school children. Besides being a public art installation, it’s also a campaign to bring awareness to the global water shortage, via social media messaging and on-the-ground events.
I love the idea of using the city’s iconic water tanks as canvases, especially when it’s attached to a good cause.
The first water tower, by Laurie Simmons, has already gone up in Chelsea. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m hoping to, soon!
(Image via the Water Tank Project)