Friday, April 22, 2011

Jane's Carousel Pavilion, Brooklyn Bridge Park

 Work continues on the glass pavilion that will house Jane's Carousel in the Empire-Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Work is also continuing on the Brooklyn Bridge, seen shrouded overhead in the photo above.)

Rendering of the pavilion with carousel inside
 The pavilion was designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Jean Nouvel. According to Dumbo NYC, it should be ready by this August.

Jane Walentas restored the historic 1922 carousel made by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company over the course of two decades.The Walentas family is donating the carousel to the park.

- Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park Closed for Renovations, Including Problematic Placement of Jane's Carousel

Top photo by MK Metz
Rendering courtesy of Brooklyn Eagle

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Anonymous said...

I do not look forward to the expense that this will cause for upkeep down the road. Maybe the Waltentas family should bequeath a life time fund for it not the people of New York.

Anonymous said...

From what I understand, other than the $2 to ride the Carousel, no cost will be on the citizens of New York. I think the Walentas family is not only donating the Carousel but will also be upkeeping it.

Anonymous said...

how do i apply for a job for this summer?, i saw it on craig's list a few days ago but cannot seem to pull up the info now.

it sounds a lovely job and i am a great greeter.


mcbrooklyn said...

Mary, your email bounced back. Email me at: and I will send you the information you want.