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.
- MTA refurbishes and removes seats from E train to squeeze more riders in cars [6sqft]: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on Tuesday revealed the first cars refurbished and reconfigured under their “NYC Subway Action Plan.” The authority has removed some seats on a few E train cars to allow more riders to board and limit delays caused by overcrowding.
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 10 Must-Visit Open Access Sites For NYC’s OHNY Weekend 2017 (No Reservations Needed)
- 10 Abandoned Resorts from The Borscht Belt, America’s Jewish Vacationland in Catskills, New York
- Take a Virtual Deep Sea Adventure With National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, Opening Tomorrow in Times Square