SeaGlass, a ride to the bottom of the ocean

UPDATED ON: 10.4.2013
In addition to designing the kiosks, benches, and a fountain for Battery Park, WXY designed and developed a carousel for the park. The new park addition is based on a sea life theme that links the project with the original New York Aquarium.
POSTED ON: 05.19.2006
The innovative structure features state-of-the-art technology including "smart" glass, which switches from transparent to a dark blue tint .

Scenes of undersea life will be projected on the nautilus-shaped structure, creating an entirely new experience for the park go-ers in downtown New York.

The seats will be translucent fiberglass molded into dolphins, turtles, clownfish, and other marine life.


POSTED ON: 04.18.2008
A view of the carousel at its site in Battery Park.


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Civil Engineering, the Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers reported on the SeaGlass Carousel in this month's issue.
POSTED ON: 04.15.2009

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WXY Project SeaGlass Carousel is on press by The Architect's Newspaper, "Unveiled: SeaGlass Carousel by WXY Architecture".
POSTED ON: 04.15.2009

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The Battery Park Carousel is featured in the Tribeca Trib Online.

"The carousel is going to be such a wonderful addition to the Battery...this is going to make the Battery," says Battery Conservancy president Warrie Price.

To read the article click here.

POSTED ON: 05.02.2008

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The Battery Park Carousel is featured in The New York Observer.

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POSTED ON: 11.13.2007

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The Battery Park Carousel is featured in Print Magazine.
To view a pdf of the article click here.
POSTED ON: 09.2007

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The Battery Park Carousel is featured in Wired in the article "Translucent Dolphins Go Round on a Reinvention of the Carousel."

To read the article click here.

POSTED ON: 06.26.2007

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The Battery Park Carousel is featured on the AIA's Public Information Exchange.

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POSTED ON: 06.26.2007

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The Battery Park renovation is featured in the New York Sun, with the Carousel at the center of the park's transformation.

To read the article click here.

POSTED ON: 01.11.2007

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The Battery Park Carousel is presented in the Architect's Newspaper Online under new "Public Amusements."

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POSTED ON: 06.21.2006

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The Battery Park Carousel is featured in the Perennial, the newsletter of the Battery Conservancy.

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POSTED ON: 02.2006

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Even before its public announcement, The Battery Park Carousel was featured as "The Best of New York" in the New York Post when viewed at the Going Public exhibition at the AIA Center for Architecture.

To view a copy of "The Bigger, Bolder Apple," click here.

POSTED ON: 10.08.2003