Here are some of my photos (and a video at bottom) of the SeaGlass Carousel by WXY Studio at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.
The form of the small stainless steel and glass structure is inspired by nautilus shells.
Landscape design was carried out by Starr Whitehouse with Piet Oudolf.
The spiraling exterior rises toward the entry where the most glass is found.
George Tsypin Opera Factory was responsible for the production design of the aquatic-themed carousel.
Instead of riding horses, as is the norm with carousels, people sit inside one of 30 luminescent fish.
The experience is meant to be like a "mini opera" that makes people feel like they are underwater.
The total effect can't be captured here, since videos projected on the underside of spiraling ceiling will enhance the sense of immersion after sunset.
During yesterday's press preview, everybody riding the fish seemed to be having a great time.
Lastly, here's my amateur-hour video of the carousel's first run during yesterday's press preview: