1. Coney Island: Luna Park

    "Frederic Thompson…designed Luna Park at Surf Avenue between West 8th and West 12th Streets. Thompson…wanted the audience to be transported to a fairytale world of space travel and underwater adventure, jungles and deserts, safaris and battles. In designing the park, [he] made a point of eliminating all straight lines and conventional forms, making Luna Park look and feel like an ancient Far Eastern temple."

    quote: "Coney Island" / John S. Berman (2003)

    map: "Atlas of the borough of Brooklyn, city of New York" / George & Walter Bromley (1907)

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