"The evolving economy has forced New York City to compete globally as a place to work and live. This reality has been part of the city’s emphasis on creating new public spaces and parks which has fostered a lot of innovation and more performance and action in streets and parks. So for us, the silver lining is that this aligns with a crazy idea about bringing the carousel into a new kind of experience that we saw as something New York needed and could do – in 2003! So in 2011/12 going through the mockups and construction with Seaglass at the Battery, it is very rewarding to think that the timing might be just as important now." -WXY Architecture + Urban Design for Seaglass in New York.