It's Official: Nouvel, Pretty Ponies Coming to BBP


On Saturday the governor's office issued a press release confirming the rumor that Jane Walentas's carousel will have a home in Brooklyn Bridge Park: "Jane Walentas has agreed to donate her restored 1920s carousel, along with a pavilion and $3.45 million toward landscaping and improvements to BBPDC. The Carousel will be located on the western edge of the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park inside the pavilion designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel. Ms. Walentas will also establish a non-profit entity, 'Friends of Jane’s Carousel,' responsible for carousel operations, expenses and revenue collection." A New York mag story from a year ago about Walentas's campaign to get the carousel in the park said Nouvel's design for the enclosure involves a glass-walled structure in which the horses' shadows prance "on the pavilion’s glass wall as they revolve by night."
Governor Paterson Announces Major Step for Brooklyn Bridge Park [Room 8]
Jane's Carousel Bound for Brooklyn Bridge Park [Brownstoner]
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