PVC pipes, enamel paint, misters, garden hose, 2x4 lumber, nylon rope, zip-ties, brass hydrant reducer, fire hydrant
This project was a temporary art installation for the NYC Department of Transportation's Summer Streets. Summer Streets is an annual event in which seven miles of New York City’s streets are transformed into pedestrian and bicycle only streets on three consecutive Saturdays in August. Installed near Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, CoolStop is a prototype for a sprinkler that provides a safe, efficient, and fun alternative to cool off by a hydrant. Constructed out of PVC pipes, the piece resembles a large splash surrounding a hydrant. Each of these PVC pipes has several misters that use a minimal amount of water from the hydrant to release a mist creating a refreshing micro-climate, which provides a much needed respite from the summer heat.