"...dream of lazy days under the sun while surrounded by all the traffic and business going on at Rockefeller Plaza." Dreaming is all you may do though, as this pool is vertical. And empty.
Rockefeller Center's new art installation is titled "Van Gogh's" ear in a reference to the shape of the pool. And of course, "The title Van Gogh’s Ear plays on the mythological versus the ordinary. We thought it was a perfect name for a swimming pool of this shape. It opens up the possibility for a different perception of the form itself. And like the myth of Van Gogh cutting off his ear in despair, the dislocated pool will hopefully make people wonder ‘why?’, and pursue their own reasoning behind this inexplicable scenario.”
Gotta love art!