- Check out the brand new 80 foot tall sculpture “Water’s Soul” at the end of Newport Pier in Jersey City
- The dedication service will be the third week of October, after which pier and walkway will be open year-round to the public
The sculpture depicts a woman with closed eyes holding a finger to her lips in a state of silent contemplation and self-reflection. The work was conceived by Jaume Plensa and commissioned by LeFrak and Simon Property Group. It is made of Polyester resin fiberglass and marble dust, and faces the Hudson River and the New York City skyline.
Of the work, Plensa says: “It is my wish for Water’s Soul to become an icon for Newport and a landmark that visually connects it with New York City across the Hudson River. Just as Water’s Soul acts to unite the city of Jersey City and New York City, we are reminded that water is the great public space that unites and embraces communities as well as people around the world