Share

Seward Park Library. Photo by Elizabeth Felicella.

Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:
  • This rundown building was once a posh mansion [Ephemeral New York]: If you stood outside 67 Greenwich Street, you’d never think this shell of a building was anything special: just another decrepit 19th century walkup in Lower Manhattan, now part of a construction site.
  • Seward Park Library Gets its New ‘Constellation’ Sculpture [Bowery Boogie]: The gated pathway in front of Seward Park Library – what was once part of Jefferson Street – now boasts some public artwork. Dubbed “Constellation,” the wooden seating arrangement is the first cycle of artwork by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong for the year-long project. It was installed at the end of last week.
  • New York Wheel construction grinds to a halt after designer walks off the job [6sqft]: The New York Wheel, Staten Island’s under-construction 630-foot Ferris wheel, has been plagued with cost overruns (it’s gone from a $230 to $590 million project), delays, and skepticism from the beginning, and it appears that these missteps have finally come to a head. The Post reports that the project’s design team, European company Mammoet-Starneth who was also responsible for the London Eye, walked off the job in late May and threatened to terminate their contract after they “got into a bitter pay dispute with the developer.”
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:

 Linkages

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *