The Times peeks in to Jean Nouvel's glassy cage for Jane's Carousel in Dumbo, opening in just two weeks, and let us say: whatta view. The "transparent acrylic jewel box" houses 48 wooden horses painstakingly restored by artist Jane Walentas, whose husband David developed much of Dumbo and contributed $3.5 million to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the prime location where the ponies will reside. The couple hired the French starchitect, who refers to the carousel as the "bijou" of the clear box and situated so the horses' shadows project against the drawn white shades at night like a "magic lantern." The carousel opens September 16.
· A Ride With Head-Spinning Views [New York Times]
· Photos" Inside The Jane's Carousel [Gothamist]
· Photos: The Jane's Carousel Horses Have Arrived [Gothamist]
· Jane's Carousel coverage [Curbed]