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Replica of Iconic DUMBO Water Tower Headed to Brooklyn Bridge Park

By Janet Upadhye | May 9, 2013 2:25pm
 Tom Fruin's watertower, made of salvaged plexiglas and steel, has become a symbol of DUMBO arts and culture.
DUMBO's Iconic Watertower
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DUMBO — Admirers of DUMBO's iconic water tower can now get up close and personal with a replica of the sculpture made from nearly 1,000 pieces of salvaged, colored plexiglass.

While the stained-glass original remains a fixture in Brooklyn's skyline, artist Tom Fruin recently created a new and near identical version.

"A client in Wisconsin wanted to buy the original," Fruin explained. "I didn't want to sell her that one so I decided to make her a new one."

Named Watertower II, Fruin's newest sculpture will soon make the trip to Wisconsin where it will be put on display in a private sculpture park. But before it leaves Brooklyn, Fruin wanted to share it with the public. It will be on display in Brooklyn Bridge Park May 10-12.