Forget about the Statue of Liberty: where’s the super loo?

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While there are many things for tourists to see in the Big Apple, you wouldn’t think a public lavatory would be one of them. But the city’s new space-age, self-cleaning toilet at Madison Square Park is attracting hundreds of gawkers each day.

Whether the gleaming silver automated loo continues to pull in the crowds, really depends on whether they keep it there. As the New York Times points out: “In Seattle, a similar experiment in luxury flushing ended last month after the toilets were colonized by drug dealers and prostitutes.”

Nonetheless, New York officials have pledged to go forward, saying they are “confident that we can avoid the pitfalls of Seattle.”


Written by Jim McMillan

August 10, 2008 at 12:02 pm

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