Standing 80 feet tall in the historic Hudson River area, Water’s Soul by Jaume Plensa is a sight you don’t want to miss in Jersey City. The sculpture is constructed from resin, fiberglass, and marble dust. The best part? This beautiful installment is a short walk away from Newport luxury apartments.
Water’s Soul is at 25 Park Lane South, along the Ellipse Pier. Residents of Newport are just 10 minutes away from the pristine white sculpture. The eye-catching work of art portrays a woman with a finger pressed to her lips. It pays homage to the Hudson River and the surrounding waterfronts.
Sculptor James Plensa uses water as inspiration for his work. Plensa believes water drops are like individuals. A water drop might not do much on its own, but many come together to form a tidal wave. Similarly, individual people are stronger when they unite to create a community. There’s much debate among locals about why the statue has her finger to her lips. Plensa confirms the design encourages quiet reflection.
Water’s Soul serves as an iconic landmark for Newport, visually connecting the neighborhood with New York City. The installation was unveiled on October 21, 2021. It is the first public art installation by an international artist to be displayed in this neighborhood.
Located on the beautiful Jersey City waterfront, Newport Luxury apartments offer convenient access to various city attractions. Getting to Manhattan has never been easier with a PATH station just steps from your front door.
Life at Newport apartments is about soaking up waterfront views and experiencing everything the Greater New York area provides. A variety of reputable schools, health care options, and fitness centers are found within a short distance from the apartment complex. Enjoy local flavors at several nearby restaurants, or hit the town for a shopping day.
Want to learn more? Contact Greater New York’s Newport Rentals today. Or stop by in-person at 121 Town Square Place, Jersey City, for a tour.