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New sculpture hits Fort Point Channel like a ton of bricks

Pyramid sculpture being launched into Fort Point Channel in Boston

In she goes. See it larger.

With some help from friends, designer Don Eyles today launched Fort Point Channel's latest floating artwork: A pyramid made of plastic blocks painted to look like the paving stones that used to line Boston streets.

Some of the neighborhood's toughest artists - and one little kid - raised the wooden beams on which the pyramid sat and it glided, more or less, into the green water below.

Eyles and a small boatload of folks then pulled the pyramid into the middle of the channel, about midway down the postal annex, and moored it in place.

Moving the pyramid into place
Pyramid in Fort Point Channel
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A father to his children while passing through Fort Point, "Hey, look kids! There's some art floating in the channel!"

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No...'aht'.....hey look kidz, there's some aht floatin' in the wadah!

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We need a Sphynx Boat!

(Meanwhile, we found out where the trees went when they were done floating ... on a roof off of Congress Street.)

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When they're between pieces they can roll out a floating "not art".

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that's certainly attractive.

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on the dory.

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Would classify this as a hazard to navigation.

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Does the bridge even swing open anymore?

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Saw it open about two weeks ago

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and it's opened quite often.

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Cool addition to the channel.

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Which leads me to a childish yet important question. Do seagull droppings wash off of that material in the rain or is it going to be a splotchy mess.

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Isn't this almost exactly the same as the pyramid that floated there for about 5 years until just a couple years ago ? Can't they think of something original or is this new pyramid supposed to be a replacement for that other one ? Who knows, maybe they will forget about this one and start building an even bigger floating pyramid when this one starts to seem mundane, just like the builders of the pyramids at Giza. Yet another example of public art I just don't get. We need more not-a-pipes and other such stuff with easily explainable concepts.

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message about rising seas and climate change? or just a another pyramid scheme

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I like the concept but it sucks that he used polystyrene, which breaks down easily and isn't very biodegradable. So after 4 weeks or whatever, then what - into the landfill? The eco-friendliness of a project doesn't have to be of the top priority to an artist, but in this case it seems like his project will result in more pollution in the Fort Point channel, something it doesn't really need.

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