Three silvery domes that had been installed in the new Brooklyn Bridge Park for children to play on — but which instead scorched their young hands — have been removed, according to the New York Times.
In their place on Tuesday evening were an empty plot and two mainstream pieces of playground equipment — one for climbing and another for sitting in the shade.
Elizabeth Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the Empire State Development Corporation, which oversees the park, located near Brooklyn Heights, said the domes were removed on Friday.
“Last Friday we began the equipment replacement at the Pier 1 playground and the domes were removed that morning,” she said. “They are being replaced (even as we speak!) with a new red house and fairy castle, which are age appropriate for small children.”
The Domes-Brooklyn Bride Park. April 6, 2010. Photo: Monaster/NY Daily News
April 7, 2010. Workers install tents over the metal orbs for the first time after people complained about the heat. (Photos © Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) Click Image To enlarge.
Brooklyn Bridge Park officials kept telling the media that the tree canopy was eventually going to prevent the children from getting burned on the "play equipment."