Mark Gibian's sculpture in Brooklyn (entitled "Crescendo") became the latest part of the Williamsburg waterfront in mid-May; "the four-ton, crescent-shaped stainless steel sculpture was hoisted over the East River and installed on new 400-foot pier that's been constructed at Northside Piers." The sculpture is functional, providing shade and including a bench; the Brooklyn Eagle reports that a shade structure was required under the zoning. While an exact date hasn't been set, the Piers (a direct result of the city's Greenpoint-Williamsburg Rezoning of 2005, which will also include 800 homes) will open up to the public sometime this summer. You may recall when one of the Northside Piers buildings went up in flames last Fall.

Gibian is a 28-year resident of Williamsburg, but his work has also reached Manhattan. This morning his three-part, galvanized steel sculpture weighing more than 5,000 pounds was installed in the Tribeca segment of Hudson River Park. This one, entitled "Serpentine Ensemble," is said to resemble the skeletal structures of a fish or ship. This new section of the Hudson River Park (from Laight St. to Houston St.) will also open to the public sometime this summer.

Today's sculpture installation was the third piece of work Gibian has added to the city; another resides at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall subway station.