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Coming in 2018: Residential Amusement Park for Grown-Ups

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Plenty of developers swear by a combination of starchitecture and wellness-related amenities, but none do it quite like BOOM. Developer Boom Communities currently has one project going up in Palm Springs that involved bringing in 10 architects, including big names like Diller Scofidio + Renfro, to design everything from homes and amenity spaces to a healing funhouse and a rooftop mist disco and market (DS+R's contribution). It's in Palm Springs, so why do we care? Because BOOM?which the developer describes as "conceived for the gay community but expanded to embrace everyone"?is coming to New York. According to the Boom for Life website, the developer is planning BOOM New York with an estimated completion date of 2018 and room for 1,500 residents. The BOOM team is "currently developing a feasibility study" for the NYC outpost; we have a hard time imagining a spot in the city where such a sprawling complex would be feasible.
· BOOM New York [boomforlife.com]
· Gay-friedly BOOM Brings the Mist Disco Back to Desert Life [Curbed National]