When Wollman Rink closed in 2010, Prospect Park lost its ice skating center, but 50 years prior, when the rink was constructed, the park lost part of its original landscape. Now, with the opening of the new $74 million Lakeside complex, both are being returned to the park. Designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, Lakeside not only gives Brooklynites an eco-friendly ice skating rink and public cafe, but it restores the waterfront to its original Frederik Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux-design and creates two acres of new parkland. The first skaters will christen Lakeside on December 20, but this past weekend, Curbed got a sneak peak of the almost-finished complex thanks to Open House New York.
· Lakeside coverage [Curbed]