At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, as the work day is winding down, 26 teams of architects will begin setting up for an all-night sculpture-making competition at the World Financial Center.
Their materials? One hundred thousand cans of food, which will be distributed by City Harvest to New York’s neediest after the competition.
With 1.6 million New Yorkers living below the poverty line (according to City Harvest), event organizers also encourage onlookers to bring cans to donate. Last year, the architects used and donated 69,000 pounds of canned food, and New Yorkers brought an additional 20,000 pounds with them to the event.
Read more about the event and how you can help here.
The latest (and greatest?) New World Trade Center visualization video. Silverstein Properties recently released footage of the construction and a visualization of the finished New World Trade Center. WTC Tower 1(Freedom Tower) is slated to be finished in early 2013 and it will mark another chapter in the ever evolving Manhattan skyline.
A series of photographs taken on Aug. 12 shows the reflecting pools and plaza planted with trees.
It also shows the gleaming, glass-covered One World Trade Center soaring above the downtown skyline. Earlier this month, the tower became the tallest building in Lower Manhattan at 78 stories and 961 feet.
Stone Street is one of the best thing to happen to Manhattan’s Financial District. It’s a quaint little historic street with cobble stone pathways, fully lined with restaurants and outdoor seating galore. You would never guess that only a block or so over you’d be surrounded by the hustle and…