In the regeneration of Buffalo Bayou throughout the Buffalo Bayou Park Project in Houston, a giant underground cistern (the size of a football field) was rediscovered. It was a reservoir for Houston drinking water early in the last century, until it sprang a mystery leak and it was drained and decommissioned decades ago.
Artist Donald Lipski, who once upon a time lived in Houston, is building a new permanent public artwork for Buffalo Bayou: a periscope that allows people to peer down into the cistern. The periscope will be housed in a jasmine-covered arbor. The view from the periscope will also be viewable online. The cistern itself will eventually be transformed into an artspace.
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