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Floating art exhibit to be anchored in Gowanus Canal

Gowanus Canal, BROOKLYN (PIX11)-  A piece of art is literally floating into the Gowanus Canal.

A floating orb called the Harvest Dome will spend the next six months anchored in the Gowanus Canal.

The dome was created by architect Amanda Schachter and her colleague Alexander Levi.

The goal is to show viewers that the famously filthy waterway is ready for a renewal.

The 700 pound globe is made up of 450 discarded umbrellas and floats on top of 128 soda bottles.

To get the best view of the dome viewers are urged to hop in a canoes and paddle right up to it.

The first Harvest Dome was created back in 2011. It was washed ashore at Rikers Island.


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