Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:

  • Central Park Tower’s ‘Village Green’ lawn and pool deck [6sqft]: Central Park Tower, New York City’s future tallest skyscraper, is getting a more down-to-earth design. As CityRealty learned, the supertall at 225 West 57th Street on Billionaires’ Row will feature a sprawling landscaped space designed by HMWhite. The firm’s terrace design includes both passive and active recreational areas, like a central open lawn and a sequence of complimentary garden rooms. Renderings of the projected 1,550-foot tall tower reveal a lap pool overlooking West 57th Street and a sun deck among pergolas and trellises.
  • Whitney Museum unveils design for proposed Hudson River art installation [Curbed NY]: The Whitney Museum has revealed a rendering for its proposed public art installation on the Hudson River, just south of where Barry Diller’s defunct Pier 55 “floating park” would have taken shape. The installation, designed by artist David Hammons and entitled Day’s End, would sit on south edge of Gansevoort Peninsula, directly across from the museum, and function as a tribute to the original Pier 52.
  • Sneak Peek At Ai Weiwei’s Controversial Washington Square Park Installation [Gothamist]: Next week the city-wide installation from Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei—titled “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”—will be unveiled, with 300 works appearing in all five boroughs. The Washington Square Park piece, placed in the archway and set to displace the Christmas tree, has been protested by NIMBYs for months.

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