Brookline-based artist Janet Echelman just released renderings of her one-ton sculpture that will appear to float 365 feet in the air above Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway next month. The sculpture will be attached to three surrounding high-rise buildings via fibers that are 15 times stronger than steel. (In addition to the technically impressive elements, it also looks like it will be quite beautiful.) The Greenway Project, as it is known, is not Echelman's only enticing public art display that will appear in a major U.S. city this year, either.
For Philadelphia's Dilworth Park, work on Echelman's Pulse project is underway and expected to be completed this year. Unlike the soaring Greenway Project, Pulse will be embedded in the new plaza's 11,600-square foot fountain, tracing the real time the paths of the three subway lines below via moving four-foot-tall curtains of mist, illuminated with layers of colored light like "a living X-ray of the city's circulatory system." The video renderings looks very cool, although it will surely be nothing compared to seeing it in real life.
· How a 1-Ton Sculpture Will Float 365 Feet Above the Greenway [Curbed Boston]
· Signs Point to Early September Opening for Dilworth Park [Curbed Philly]
· Janet Echelman [official]