battery park By: Chris connelly
Several decades ago, the New York Aquarium moved from Battery Park to Coney Island. Now, the Battery Park Conservancy is planning “SeaGlass”, “a new undersea-themed carousel”. The WXY architecture + design planned attraction should open later this year. The carousel is more like an underwater ride than a traditional carousel and the design is the first cutting-edge piece to be built in the Lower Manhattan area in quite some time. “SeaGlass uses three turntables that spin inside a larger disc … The ride’s 20 iridescent glass sea creatures, designed by George Tsypin Opera Factory, also bob up and down”. The outer structure appears as a nautilus shell, keeping in theme. The nautilus shell also happens to be “one of Earth’s many examples of naturally occurring mathematical concepts”.
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