Technofetishistofuturistic, shiny, and somewhat ridiculously dread-inspiring, Jean Nouvel is the Mamas and Papas Urbo of architects. [Ha, didn't see that one coming didja?]
Which makes it kind of funny that he was DUMBO's Archduke of Gentrification, David Walentas's go-to guy when he and his wife Jane wanted a garage for their whimsical, schmancy, old merry-go-round.
Actually, what makes it really funny is seeing Nouvel and
his long lost son Scott officemate riding the thing. They must've had a real big breakthrough in group. [See Billy Farrell's image full size at curbed.]
Actually, what really makes it really funny is the stroller parking. There could be an Urbo in there somewhere, who knows? [See Alexandra Lange's full-size stroller disaster pic.]
[top image: Janes' Carousel in BB Park, via glenwoodnyc.com]