Roosevelt Plaza Park Pop-up Phase Two / by Rosa Mannion

This year's temporary pop-up installation at Roosevelt Plaza Park will focus on a theme of green infrastructure.  By re-purposing the locally sourced totes from last year's installation, green towers with large collection saucers on top will collect, transport, and harvest rainwater in an artful and educational manner.  Rainwater will be conveyed from the interconnected towers via a large, blue aerial pipe to a reservoir that will be used to irrigate the planted towers themselves, while the overflow will run into a planter designed as a demonstration rain garden.  A "rain curtain" fountain and interactive "water organ" will be integrated into the installation.  A grove of wispy willow trees and umbrellas will provide opportunities for shaded seating.  The intent is to create a pleasant, tranquil place for park users to enjoy.