3 World Trade Center

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  • JFK Airport will receive $8.9 million in federal funds for runway and airfield upgrades. [Crain’s]
  • Fortis Property Group is making progress with its controversial plan to bring four apartment towers to the former site of the Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill. [Curbed]
  • With Manhattan skyscrapers getting taller and thinner, developers are installing giant counter weights at the towers’ apex to keep them from blowing in the wind. [NYT]
  • To appease local UES residents, the city agreed to build a second ramp for the Marine Transfer Station; it’ll cost an additional $30 million. [DNAinfo]
  • 3 World Trade Center has reached half of its 80-story height. [Curbed]
  • FAO Schwarz‘s deal to move into a new home at 1633 Broadway has fallen through. [CO]

Images: Supertall, super-skinny tower 111 West 57th Street (L); FAO Schwarz (R)

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3 World Trade Center

Original design of 3 WTC (L); Revised design without the roof masts (R)

Ever since starchitect Bjarke Ingels revealed renderings for 2 World Trade Center (after taking over the design from Norman Foster), the building has been the talk of the architecture world, especially since Ingels has been so generous about giving interviews to the press. The tower has now even influenced the architects of 3 World Trade Center (a.k.a. 175 Greenwich Street) to rethink their design. As Yimby reports, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have amended their plan for the third-tallest building on the site to have a more streamlined roof, now void of its spires, to better complement 2 World Trade.

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  • 3 World Trade Center is back on track and is slated to open in 2018. Larry Silverstein sold $1.6B in unrated debt to fund the tower. [NYP]
  • Jackson Pollock’s former Greenwich Village apartment has sold for $1.46M. The home hit the market just over a month ago for $1.25M. [NYDN]
  • A handy guide on how to turn your block into a historic district. [DNA Info]
  • The lost decorations that once adorned the city’s most prominent buildings are being restored and recreated. [NYT]
  • Red Hook’s cool vibe is attracting the super-luxury crowd. A fancy new building at 160 Imlay is selling off condos like hotcakes. [Brownstoner]
  • Co-op prices in the Bronx are on the rise but remain the city’s most affordable. [DNA Info]
  • Ridgewood could be getting another new residential development. [Curbed]

Images: 3 WTC (left); Jackson Pollock’s former apartment (right)

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