Friday, June 18, 2010
Back to the drawing board for park domes
MYFOXNY.COM - An experiment with shiny steel climbing domes in a Brooklyn park has ended after a baby girl severely burned herself on one of them.
The shiny structures have caused problems since the playground at Brooklyn Bridge Park opened in the spring.
The metal domes baked in the sun in the park designed for young children. Parents started complaining almost immediately.
The first solution was to put up signs warning parents that the structures can be hot. The signs also said that they expected the trees canopy to eventually provide shade for the domes.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation's next idea was to put tarps over the domes but that was problematic since they had to be moved all day.
The final straw was on Wednesday when a baby girl touched a dome and reportedly left her hands blistered. Another child was also burned but not as badly.
On Friday, white cloths covered the domes and barricades were set up around all of them.