Testing+Evaluation Projects and Assignments
Heine Fountain Joyce Kilmer Park
Bronx, New York
Situated in Joyce Kilmer Park, the Heinrich Heine Fountain honors the German poet, writer, and social dissident Heinrich Heine, whose poem Die Lorelei spoke of the mythical siren. The sculptural group, carved out of white Tyrolean marble, depicts Lorelei, a German mythical figure, seated on a rock in the Rhine River among mermaids, dolphins, and seashells. SUPERSTRUCTURES was contracted to develop and implement a conservation treatment plan for the fountain as part of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation's Adopt a Monument Program. Client: Municipal Art Society - Adopt a Monument Program.