Anish Kapoor’s giant whirlpool: ‘Descension’.

We love Anish Kapoor’s Descension – a giant pool of continuously spiralling water at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Anish Kapoor's giant whirlpool: 'Descension'.

The piece is sited at Pier One of the narrow park, which occupies a post-industrial site that stretches 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East Riveredge.

Anish Kapoor's giant whirlpool: 'Descension'.

Measuring 26ft in diameter, the pool of water spins in a vortex that appears to collapse at its centre and descend into the ground. The artwork is surrounded by a railing, allowing viewers to peer down into the ominous whirlpool.

When previously exhibited the water in the whirlpool has been treated with an all-natural black dye, giving the illusion of a black hole. For this installation the water has been left pure.

“One of the things I really like about the piece here is the degree of transparency of the water and the relationship to the river,”

said Nicholas Baume, director of the Public Art Fund, which presented the artwork as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Descension will be on show daily from 9am to 9pm until 10th September 2017 at Pier One, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Anish Kapoor's giant whirlpool: 'Descension'.

Photography is by James Ewing, courtesy of the artist and Public Art Fund.

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Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD magazine. FAD magazine is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moniker Art Fair, START, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.