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FiDi Soon to Have an Imagination (Cost: $4 Million)

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Though it was tabled back in 2007?mobilizing the newly powerful Financial District baby lobby?architect David Rockwell's Imagination Playground at Burling Slip near the South Street Seaport is back with a vengeance. In fact, today is the ceremonial groundbreaking on the $4 million figure-eight-shaped playground (with ship-like features and a focus on "loose parts"), which, if nothing else, gives an excuse to run the project's zany renderings one more time. According to the press release, developer Kent Swig will be on hand for the groundbreaking, creating an interesting subplot. The bucket-battered controversy king was shredded by the Wall Street Journal today. Careful who's swinging those shovels in his area!
· Imagination Playground [Official Site]
· Burling Slip Playground [lowermanhattan.info]
· Burling Slip Playground Update: Recess Postponed [Curbed]