In the News: 1WTC Spire Is Going Up Soon

••• “A woman was sexually assaulted and thrown from the top of Pier 15 near the South Street Seaport early Monday morning, police said. The incident took place around 3:30 a.m. on the double-decker pier [….] The 45-year-old victim was sexually assaulted and then thrown over the balcony of the top level of the pier, which hangs about 25 to 30 feet over a glass pavilion and an outdoor seating area. She suffered a fractured pelvis and a broken femur and was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, according to cops. Police said it is possible that the victim knew her attacker, although it was not immediately clear how.” —DNAinfo

••• A “news source” who requested its name be removed says that the Battery Park City Authority engaged the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher to represent it regarding Asphalt Green.

Courtesy Artinfo

••• Artinfo reports on the opening party for Temp, the new temporary gallery on Walker: “Standing against the wall nearest to me was a guy clutching his plus one: a stuffed bear, apparently a good-luck token sent by his grandmother. It was Wilson Parry, a Parsons MFA student whose large-scale plexiglas installation, ‘Social Circle,’ was dominating the back half of the gallery. With a straight face, Parry explained that his inspiration for the work—comprised of hanging sheets of painted plexi that viewers could walk through—stemmed from the glitz and glamor of the Boston bar scene.”

••• “11 years later, a Tribeca native longs for a pre-9/11 Lower Manhattan.” —Brick Underground

••• “The Landmarks Preservation Commission met yesterday for a second time to discuss the alterations for 104-106 South Street, which first appeared before the LPC in July. At that first hearing, the commissioners took issue with a number of the design aspects of the building, specifically the green roofs and the refurbished facades. So how did it go this time? The commissioners liked some of the alterations to the redesign, but still didn’t think the changes did enough to appease preservationists.” —Curbed

••• “1 WTC’s spire is going up soon.” —Curbed

••• “Super Linda will unveil a new taqueria later this week. It will be a grab-and-go operation near the main dining area and should launch Thursday or Friday.” Update: I just popped in; it opened last Saturday.—Eater

••• “A Fashion Pro’s Guide to the Financial District.” Why are you laughing? —Racked



  1. Oy….Can we give all of the original Tribecans, FiDiers and BPCers a big pat on the back or round of applause and be done with it? We all wish for a pre-9/11 Lower Manhattan with all of the people we lost that day still here. I am sure they would be happy to deal with the Shake Shacks, Whole Foods and numerous nail salons. Us poor survivors, how do we struggle through the day in the misery of all of this growth, conveniences and tourists? I guess we can thank and then un-thank DeNiro. Oy.

  2. Oy…I find myself in 100% agreement with Smithers. Oy.

  3. There is a Community Board 1 – Battery Park City Meeting tonight at 6:00 PM at the Battery Park City Library – 2nd floor.

    The BPCA is scheduled to give another update. I wonder how they will address being caught in lies from the last meeting.

    Should be interesting.