The Cool House: Why should effluence be prosaic?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Why should effluence be prosaic?

Pretty much the most basic facility in the City - the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn - is already an architectural masterpiece. Eight 145 ft stainless steel eggs hold millions of gallons of sewage and convert it into clean water and what will become fertilizer, all while looking like something from an episode of Flash Gordon. And now there is a bonus feature. They will be illuminated at night, from June 3, with a “diaphanous layer of blue light.” That's according to French designer HervĂ© Descottes whose firm L'Observatoire International is responsible for the lighting project. Poetic, no?


Corey said...

Well if that's not making lemonade out of lemons, then I don't know what is.

Jennifer said...

Wow... that's a WASTEWATER plant? :)