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The Whitney Museum has commissioned three artists to cover the site of its future building in the Meatpacking with printed vinyl. Barbara Kruger is one of them and she has transformed the space into a giant version of her famous collage pieces. The conspicuous installation is visible from the street and above from nearby buildings at Gansevoort & Washington.
Originally posted by Esoteric Teacher
reply to post by snusfanatic
So the majority say they are balloons? Then surely the majority of people can't be wrong
Great pic, & thanks for sharing snusfanatic, much appreciated. Good pic too!
Here is the pic provided from the link you supplied:
Thanks again for sharing,
edit on 14-10-2010 by Esoteric Teacher because: Balloons are fun
Originally posted by obzerv
Originally posted by RICH-ENGLAND
reply to post by Esoteric Teacher
they were once they were released.....
Please examine the size of these "balloons" relative to the size of the skyscrapers.edit on 14-10-2010 by obzerv because: (no reason given)
It is the second-lightest element in the Universe, has the lowest boiling-point of any gas and is commonly used through the world to inflate party balloons. But helium is also a non-renewable resource and the world's reserves of the precious gas are about to run out, a shortage that is likely to have far-reaching repercussions.
Scientists have warned that the world's most commonly used inert gas is being depleted at an astonishing rate because of a law passed in the United States in 1996 which has effectively made helium too cheap to recycle.
The law stipulates that the US National Helium Reserve, which is kept in a disused underground gas field near Amarillo, Texas – by far the biggest store of helium in the world – must all be sold off by 2015, irrespective of the market price.
The experts warn that the world could run out of helium within 25 to 30 years, potentially spelling disaster for hospitals, whose MRI scanners are cooled by the gas in liquid form, and anti-terrorist authorities who rely on helium for their radiation monitors, as well as the millions of children who love to watch their helium-filled balloons float into the sky.
Why the world is running out of helium - The Independent / Science