Van Valkenburgh's Metal Domes To Be Removed After Burning Toddler In Brooklyn Bridge Park
The controversial metal domes in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 1 Playground were covered and kept behind barricades after a thirteen-month-old girl suffered second degree burns on Tuesday. Critics have been calling for the removal of the domes since April. When asked about the status of the domes at the opening of Pier 6 on June 5, Regina Myer, Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation replied, "To be honest with you we have been working so hard here (Pier 6 Playground) there are some choices and we just haven't made decisions." How many more children have to get hurt before the administration begins to take responsibility? (Photos: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) Click on photo to enlarge.
Brooklyn's notorious red-hot playground is getting a timeout.