A temporary replacement for Louis Armstrong Stadium has been built on the site of a former parking lot while a new, permanent structure is built behind it. Photo via the New York Times.
Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- What’s New at the U.S. Open: A Quieter Roof and a Temporary Court [New York Times]: The retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium caused a noisy ruckus during its first United States Open last year, but it is expected to be quieter this time around. Several modifications, including the relocation of two pieces of equipment atop the stadium, have been made in the hope of ensuring that the only roars come from the crowd.
- This Bushwick Startup Sells Personal Realtime Subway Service Signs [Brokelyn]: Bushwick-based tech startup NYC Train Sign is changing the game: they’ve invented LED signs which connects to MTA data to provide delays and local train time, “without having to be in the subway.”
- Jean Nouvel’s MoMA Supertall Is More Than Halfway To Its Apex [Curbed]: It’s been some time since we checked in with 53W53, the Jean Nouvel-designed tower that’s rising next to the Museum of Modern Art, and in that time the building has made huge gains toward its eventual height of 1,050 feet. A spokesperson for the supertall-to-be confirms that it’s now reached the 58th floor—there’ll be 82 once it’s completed—and new photos show it rising to eye level with many of Midtown’s other skyscrapers.
- The Bike Lane Outside City Hall Isn’t Full of Parked Cars Anymore [Streetsblog NYC]: A frustrating gap in the Lower Manhattan bike network is about to get filled, as DOT crews wrap up installation of a curb-protected bike lane outside City Hall. The short two-way segment on Park Row connects the Brooklyn Bridge path and to narrow, low-speed Lower Manhattan streets. The street previously had a southbound buffered bike lane, which for all intents and purposes functioned as parking for police cars, press vans, and other parking placard holders
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 20 of NYC’s Abandoned Subway Stations, Levels and Platforms
- The Top 10 Secrets of New York’s New and Original Tappan Zee Bridge
- 20 Abandoned Places in NYC: Asylums, Hospitals, Power Plants, Islands, Forts