Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Aluminum “Anable” Tree Spotted Floating East of Roosevelt Island

Anable Tree

In case you were wondering what that silver tree was floating off of Long Island City just East of Southpoint Park you can read all about it at The Gothamist. In short the floating aluminum tree referred to as the Anable Tree is an art installation which evokes Anable Basin’s historical interplay between industrial and ecological activity. Anable Basin—a 500-ft-long notch in the East River—was carved from tidal wetlands in 1868 to serve as loading slip for oil tankers and other cargo ships.

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