Skip to comments.Greetings, Earthlings. Your New Restroom Is Ready.
Posted on 01/11/2008 9:46:03 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
When New York Citys open-armed embrace of tourists finally extends beyond the boundaries of Earth to creatures from outer space, these visitors will find themselves right at home in Madison Square Parks sleek, shiny new public toilet.
Indeed, the toilet calls to mind not a port-o-let, but rather the sort of room one imagines adjoined the personal quarters of Capt. James T. Kirk on the Starship Enterprise.
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I always just made sure I stopped by Trump Tower... they have nice restrooms, and I figured that if I have the opportunity to take advantage of Trump’s excessive wealth... why not?
I had not heard about that but I have read that competent hackers could not hack the MetroCard.
Joe: Hey, did the earth just move?
Jane: ha ha ha
Joe: No, I'm series. Something is moving.
Jane: Hey, get off that thing!
Joe: I can't, it is moving too fast.
Jane: up, up, and away.
Put a coupla those bad boys next to each other and you know what you've got? That's right, instant American Gladiators!
“So are the Seattle ones gone?”
NOPE. and still the subject of angry letters to the Mayor, City Council, and the news.
The article says, "A robotic arm swings out over the toilet bowl and hits it with disinfectant, while similar jets spray across the sink and the floor. Then, dryers fan hot air over everything"
So maybe they thought is was a public shower.
How long have they been there?
They had the same problem in SF. A French company offered to put self cleaning toilets pay toilets in Fishermans Wharf at no cost to the city. They were very nice. Then the Handicapped lobby protested. Not wheelchair accessible ( to prevent them turning into shooting galleries, flop houses etc they were made small). So the company offered to put in a handicap one, with a key that would be next door. Not good enough. Eventually, it got so ridiculous the company said forget it. It was a classic example of PC run amok.
I was hoping someone would post the glass restroom picture. Went looking, but couldnt find it. Using it would be a good test of instinct vs. intellect. (You know you cant be seen, but your instinct wont let you go.)
Didn’t SF also BUY shopping carts for the homeless?
The one time I was in SF even the homeless beggars had working cellphones.
The directionality of all the two way mirrors I’m familiar with is completely dependent on the relative amount of light on either side.
Don’t lights shine OUT of the box at night?
No one will actually be sitting on that seat, they will just take a dry and awkward yet ‘safe’ standing squat...
They can tell you it is a “clean wet” but who wants that wetness?
“How long have they been there?”
Since 2004. Just google “Seattle expensive toilets” and see many horror stories on these toilets Seattle got suckered into. They have endless problems besides the drugs and sex. Doors not working. Doors opening while you are on the pot, cleaning cycle starting too soon, waiting for someone to come out and when they do the door closes for 15 while its cleaning, while your crossing your legs, ext.