In the News: More on the Bathhouse

Via DNAinfo

••• DNAinfo got more info on the bathhouse coming to Franklin Street: “Alonso also designed the spa’s flagship location in Spain, called Aire de Barcelona. The baths there are so popular that there is a three-month waiting list for appointments […]. The prices at […] Barcelona range from 28 euros (about $40) for 90 minutes in the baths to 105 euros ($150) for a 150-minute experience that also includes massages […]. Spa-goers in TriBeCa will be required to wear bathing suits in the pools, which are co-ed. The Barcelona website lists one very important rule—visitors must remain silent at all times.” I’m liking it more and more.

••• “It was supposed to be an elegant solution to a very large problem: how to disguise the 185-foot-tall fortified concrete base of 1 World Trade Center so it does not look like a gigantic bunker. The plan was to drape the base with 2,000 clear prismatic glass panels and welded aluminum screens […]. But the glass has proved difficult to manufacture at that scale. In trials, the refinishing required for the prismatic effect has left the glass brittle and prone to shatter. With the steel frame of the building now rising to the 65th floor, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has scrapped the idea and sent the architects back for yet another revision.” (New York Times)

••• “Irish Americans opposed to the visit to Ireland next week by Queen Elizabeth are planning a protest rally on Tuesday, May 17, the first day of the three-day visit. The rally, set for 1 p.m., will take place at the Great Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City.” They’re going to have to yell hard if they want anyone over there to hear. (Irish Echo)

••• Momfilter visits the Tribeca home of Anaïs & I’s Jane d’Haene. Someone over there could use a new camera even more than I could.

••• Curbed on two apartments for sale at 7 Hubert.

••• How did I miss this before? Marc Forgione is trying to open a restaurant on Elizabeth Street, but CB1 is being difficult. (Eater)

••• Imagination Playground has extended its hours for spring. (DNAinfo)

••• “Bruce Weber, the world-renowned fashion photographer, whose ads for Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch, famously feature everything but, has snapped up some new Hudson Street digs. Mr. Weber and long-time partner and agent Nan Bush will take 11,152 square feet for 10 years on the 10th floor of 205 Hudson Street. […] His new spot at the intersection of Hudson and Canal streets is on the southern tip of Hudson Square and technically in Tribeca.” (New York Observer)


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