Bloomberg Unveils `Waterfalls’ Art Project In NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — About 35,000 gallons of water a minute is roaring into the East River as part of New York City’s latest public art happening.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls the project “the most unexpected waterfalls” between New York’s Niagara Falls and Africa’s Victoria Falls.

The $15.5 million dollar display was officially unveiled Thursday. It features four mammoth waterfalls emptying into the East River and New York Harbor and stands as the biggest public art project since artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude put up “The Gates.”

Bloomberg says “Waterfalls” could generate more than $55 million in economic activity for the city.