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Bottomless Eddy Illusions

Anish Kapoor's 'Descension' is Part of the NYCxDesign Festival

— May 5, 2017 — Art & Design
Anish Kapoor's 'Descension' exhibit, one of the pieces unveiled to announce the beginning of New York's annual NYCxDesign festival, looks like a bottomless eddy. No, not that guy from back in college who could eat, like, a million chicken wings. Rather, Descension is a continuously roiling whirlpool that appears to descend infinitely, hence its name.

The tornadic pool recently opened in Brooklyn Bridge Park, a popular tourist destination in the New York borough thanks to its truly unparalleled vantage point of lower Manhattan. And though that view is typically tough to look away from, Descension might be enough to distract some attention.

The pool is large, measuring a circle with a 26 foot diameter. It has a railing for safety, but viewers can still get close enough to peer down into the abyss.
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