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Designed by Aynar Embury II (Bryant Park), the MCCARREN PARK SWIMMING POOL was originally one of eight giant city pools opened in 1936. What looks now like a little piece of Roma Siracusa in Williamsburg was once a complex of 24-foot arches, skylights, and underwater lighting for as many as 6,800 urban swimmers. The city is currently soliciting ideas for conversion of the massive site, so go see it before its beautiful, ghostly past is paved over.


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