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A Post-Sandy Stroll Around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

November 4, 2012

This morning I resumed my routine of taking a brisk walk along the Promenade, down Squibb Hill, around Pier 1, and back. I was anxious to see how this part of Brooklyn Bridge Park had weathered the hurricane. On the way in, I passed this blaze of fall foliage (click on image to enlarge). More photos and text after the jump.

Looking north along the riverside esplanade toward the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

A single, battered Rosa rugosa clings to its bush, surrounded by rose hips.

Frank Gehry’s 8 Spruce Street shows its Bernini drapery in the morning sunlight. A Machine, part of Oscar Tuazon’s “People” series of sculptures, is in the foreground.

The Brooklyn Bridge, seen through the trees.

Looking south along the Esplanade; the skeleton of the shed on Pier 2 is in the background.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Oscar Tuazon Tree Sculptures Take Root At Brooklyn Bridge Park

July 20, 2012

Three tree-like “sculptures” that, uh, resemble barren dead hardwood, have taken root in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Created by Oscar Tuazon and presented by the Public Art Fund, the towering artworks, curiously titled “People,” are located on Piers 1 and 2 and will be on luminescent display through April 26, 2013.

According to a release, “These hybrid sculptures incorporate both natural materials and industrial building techniques—local trees and cement casting are at the core of each work—and explore the idea of architecture, labor and reinvention.”

In the first work, a tall tree trunk is supported with a minimalist steel triangle that conceals a spring from which water flows. The second is formed by a 10-foot square cast cement cube with a tall tree embedded at its central axis. The third tree trunk anchors a basketball hoop and a handball wall. All allege to function as “both as an icon and a passageway along the pier.”

(Photos: Curbed)

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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