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

  • TWA Hotel Tops Out Behind Eero Saarinen’s Midcentury Masterpiece [Curbed NY]: That didn’t take long: Just about a year after celebrating the groundbreaking of the TWA Hotel, the developer behind the project, MCR, has announced that it’s topped out. The hotel will complement—and connect to—Eero Saarinen’s iconic 1962 TWA Flight Center. The whole shebang is on track to open in early 2019 as the TWA Hotel.

  • Riding a Time Capsule to Apartment 8G [New York Times]: A few dozen of New York’s passenger elevators are still manually operated, forming a hidden museum of obsolete technology and anachronistic employment.

  • NYC Ferry Cruises Into Cold Weather [Metro New York]: Now that winter seems to have New York City in its cold grip, you may be wondering how the weather is going to affect the NYC Ferry, which quickly became a popular alternative to the issue-plagued subway since its May launch.

  • When Frank Lloyd Wright Comes to Harlem [CityLab]: A show at Columbia University illuminates the celebrated architect’s vision for housing in America by placing it alongside the urban brick apartment towers he loathed.

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