36. New York City Waterfalls by Olafur Eliasson, 2008
In 2008, Olafur Eliasson was able to create something very unusual in New York City—four man made waterfalls. At first, a typical urbanite might get swept away with the beauty of such a powerful natural force. Upon rounding the corner of the waterfall, construction reveals the scaffolding and industrial innards of the waterfalls. Eliasson's waterfalls remind us of the unavoidable relationship between nature and culture, but eventually all ends in complete awe and delight at these remarkable temporary landmarks.