Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Photos: WTC Transportation Hub Oculus Roof Opens On 9/11 [Gothamist]: Santiago Calatrava’s soaring World Trade Center Transportation Hub oculus features a wing-like roof which was designed to be retractable. Since the hub finally opened in early 2016, the wings have parted in observance of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
Atop a Manhattan Convention Center, a Harvest of Honey [New York Times]: The bees atop the Jacob K. Javits Center been in residence since spring. The first 12,000 came from California, transplanted in a three-pound container that looked like a shoe box with screens on both sides. They were placed in wooden hives, which look like stackable drawers. There were 60,000 to 80,000 by midsummer.
The Status of the World Trade Center Complex, 16 Years Later [Curbed NY]: Read on for a status report on the World Trade Center site, which has become the centerpiece of a booming Lower Manhattan.
Historic Clinton Hill Mansion, One-Time Civil War Veterans’ Spot, Coming Down for Apartments [Brownstoner]: A curious survivor, a freestanding Second Empire mansion at 489 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill, will soon vanish, to be replaced by an apartment building.
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