Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Hot Time, Summer In The City II
YOU CAN'T SWIM at New York's Water Taxi Beach (or at the Lower East Side beach Richard Rogers has proposed). Why don't we get pools like the floating pools in the Seine in Paris? All the Hot Young Planners in Lindsey administration (Jaq Robertson, Bob Stern) proposed them 40 years ago.
The Piscine Deligny was the last one in Paris. It sank 12 years ago (here's a picture of it by Helmut Newton before its plunge). But the Mayor of Paris has proposed a new floating pool. Pictures of the old and the new "after the jump."
Much of the Paris we love so much was not yet built.
good addition to the city, but the government
building in the background shows that the French
have forgotten many of the principles of
urbanism they used to know so well.
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I've been told someone is building one for the NYC area for the West Side..
Posted by: harry at Aug 19, 2005 1:04:19 AM
Thanks for the info on the Pool on the bank of the Seine in Paris..AND the Hemut Newton image! (I remember seeing that one YEARS ago!)
I had heard of the pool DELIGNY and wondered whatever happened to it - so much to explore..
- Cindy P
Posted by: Cindy Pawelski at Feb 27, 2006 12:01:09 AM