Friday, October 24, 2008

Waterfalls: Seoul > New York City

In June, I wrote about New York City getting waterfall installations. The exhibit, which recently ended, was a big success, bringing the city $69 million dollars.

That's all great and good, blah, blah. But seriously, after visiting the waterfalls a few times in person, I was tremendously underwhelmed. Unlike the artist's renditions, there was not enough waterflow to cover up the industrial-looking metal poles that made up the structure. It just wasn't as awesome as I had hoped.

If you really want to see some good water/urban combos, you apparently need to visit Seoul, Korea....

Since September, the Banpo Bridge in Korea has had 9,380 water nozzles shooting out water off the bridge.

Not only does this thing have lights, the nozzles also move up and down, allowing for some neat designs.

The pictures look nice, but they do not do as much justice as watching the video of them in action (below).

Who wants to go to Korea with me?


Anonymous said...

Yup. Definitely cooler than the NYC Waterfalls.

Must be a pain on windy days to get sprayed with Han river water while driving across.

sang said...

How do they know how much money the city raked in because of the waterfalls?