another politician from the 'do as I say - not as I do' mentality - just may sure you don't drink 20oz Soda - right Mikey? - COB
Rub-a-dub-dub, a filthy-rich mayor will be soaking in this kind of tub!
Here’s a near-replica example of the high-end bathtub for which Mayor Bloomberg is shelling out some $13,000.
The copper tub was crafted in northern France, in a painstaking, 250-hour effort at the 200-year-old shop, Atelier du Cuivre.
“This bathtub is representative of all of the know-how of our craftsmen,” master craftsman Jean-Pierre Couget, who supervised the tub’s construction, told Ouest-France newspaper.
“It is the best bathtub that our establishment has ever made.”
Atelier du Cuivre owner Etienne Dulin said Bloomberg’s new tub has a special nickel finish, which will give it a particularly shiny coat.
The new tub was cut from two sheets of 2mm-thick copper.
The small shop specializes in copper fixtures — as do other artisans in the 3,800-resident town of Villedieu-les-Poeles.
Atelier du Cuivre makes only two or three of these bathtubs each year, according to Dulin.
“For this level of quality, we are practically the only ones in the world who do it,” said Dulin, whose shop recently built new clocks for the Cathedral of Notre Dame.
The French artisans promised Bloomberg will be getting a world-class soak every time he sets foot in his 13-grand tub.
“The advantage of copper is that it takes the temperature of the water almost immediately, which means the heat of the bath is lost less quickly,” Dulin said. “Apart from that, it is very good for the skin and it kills bacteria.”
Hizzoner, whom Forbes estimates to be worth $27 billion, is renovating his five-story Upper East Side town house at a reported cost of $1.7 million.
The brand-new bathtub should be delivered to Bloomberg, who leaves office at the end of the year, by the end of this month.
“These days, those who have money are looking for ways to distinguish themselves from the crowd and we are virtually alone in the world in being able to deliver this kind of quality,” Dulin said.