Ice Cool New Rink In Prospect Park

‘The theme of Bill de Blasio’s successful campaign to become mayor of New York,’ writes Martin Filler, ‘was “a tale of two cities,” his metaphor for the widening gulf between the rich and the poor, the privileged and the powerless. In urban design, nothing could have made that split clearer than the contrasting fortunes of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s two heartfelt contributions to New York life—one their new ice rink in Prospect Park, instantly treasured by a broad cross-section of Brooklyn, the other their American Folk Art building on West 53rd Street, finally undefended by its plutocratic overseers at Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art.’

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