Weird New Merry-Go-Round In NYC

http://www.wired.com/culture/design/magazine/15-07/st_nydive

Apparently this Merry-Go-Round is being placed in Battery Park and does not have upper support. The seats are sea creatures that are transluscent and there is glass that darkens as you "dive" to the bottom of the sea, with projectors and such. Sounds cool, look for it next summer.


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Looks like a really cool modern twist on the carousel. That's some cool architechture, as well.

Would be nice if we saw more of this type of thing in parks around the country.

Granted, I appreciate the traditional. But it's also nice to see some fresh ideas, designs, and twists on old favorites.


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^You took the words from my mind, this is really cool and its really neat to see something fresh on something so traditional. It is awesome looking.
Platform machines are not new. Armitage-Herschell and C.W. Parker both built them during the last years of the 19th century. As far as the figures something very similar was used at the short lived "World of Sid and Marty Kroft" in Atlanta.
The idea sounds similar to the "racer-style" carousels, but with update tech. Could be very cool.

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Love it! I've always been fond of blue.

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In battery park? wtf? That would be so out of place. Granted, it is interesting, but random nonetheless.

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I agree it would look really out of place, but I think it looks awesome. Maybe I can get up there next summer to ride it.

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I'm not sure why everything in NYC has to be a "tourist destination", but the concept is cool. Last time I was there, Battery Park looked pretty packed with tourists to me.
That's pretty cool! Can you imagine the letdown a traditional carousel would be after experiencing something so unique?
While its the same basic experience, I think its different enough so that theres no "let down" on a normal carousel. The painted colorful horses galloping on polls, paintings/mirrors and scenes of a traditional carousel all put a whole new experience that's neither better or worse IMO, just different :) .

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