There is just a TON of PLG related news circulating this week. DAMN!
Anyhow, more details about the fate of Wollman Rink have been revealed. The budget for the project is up to a whopping $39M (holy sh*t) and the plans call for two skating areas as mentioned previously, and a giant renovation of the entire lakside area (possibly the entire east side of PP?).
Even Bloomberg had something to say about it:
"This will give skaters a lot more room than they have on the existing rink," Mayor Bloomberg said. "That's great because on a busy Saturday afternoon, Wollman Rink can really look like Times Square at rush hour."
Times Square? Oh, that Bloomberg...
Todd Williams Bille Tsien Architects will undertake the design. They seem competent. Anyone have any experience with their work?