By DIANE CARDWELL, NY Times
February 14, 2007
An experimental playground planned for Burling Slip near the South Street Seaport took a step closer to fruition yesterday with unanimous approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. At the commission’s request, designers at the Rockwell Group, which is developing the playground with the City Parks and Recreation Department, made changes meant to integrate the contemporary structure into the historic seaport district, including replacing a chain link fence with one of wrought iron, lowering a ramp and removing parking spots. The project needs approval from the State Historic Preservation Office before construction can begin.
Not much needed to be changed before LPC approved of this nonsense. The SHPO is sure to follow suit. These two agencies certainly seem to have their priorities in order: Allow St. Saviour's to remain unprotected but make sure playground for yuppie spawn gets built.