Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
- NYC’s Supertall Skyscraper Boom, Mapped [Curbed NY]: These 20+ skyscrapers will forever alter the New York City skyline. When it comes to new developments in New York City, the supertall tower is clearly king: many of the city’s most high-profile developments, from One World Trade Center to Central Park Tower, all exceed the 984-foot limit that takes a building from merely tall to supertall. (Alas, architects here have yet to design a building that would rocket into the megatall—above 1,968 feet—category.)
- Second Avenue Subway Relieves Crowding on Neighborhood Lines [NY Times]: It was a major selling point for the Second Avenue subway: The new line promised to reduce overcrowding on nearby subway routes that were among the busiest in the nation. So far, the new subway line on the Upper East Side of Manhattan appears to be helping — the number of riders on the closest line, the Lexington Avenue line, has fallen, though plenty of people still jockey to squeeze onto trains.
- Take a Romantic Tour of the City’s Largest Waste Treatment Plant [DNAinfo]: Wipe right, baby. If you’re stumped for where to take your Tinder date in the lead up to Valentine’s Day, the Department of Environmental Protection has the answer. The city’s largest wastewater treatment plant opens its doors to the public for guided tours for unorthodox romantics who are looking to charm their partner with wafting odors. [Untapped editors’ note: We’ve done this for Valentine’s Day and it’s great!]
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 14 ways to celebrate Black History Month in NYC
- NYC That Never Was: 7 Robert Moses Projects that Were Never Built
- Top 10 Secrets of the Original Penn Station