In the News: 9/11 Landing Gear Discovered Behind Park51

••• “A part of a landing gear, apparently from one of the commercial airliners destroyed on September 11, 2001, has been discovered near Ground Zero. The part was wedged between the rear of 51 Park Place and the rear of the building behind it, 50 Murray Street.” 51 Park is the home of Park51, which people still insist on calling the “Ground Zero mosque.” —WABC (image via the NYPD)

••• Matt Bernson talks to Racked about his store’s first year: “We’re adding a ton of different product ranges, like belts, and we’re going much bigger into handbags and stuff like that. […] We’re also looking at other locations in other cities to open. […] We already have a spot in LA that we’re looking to sign on shortly.”

••• “We’ve watched One World Trade Center (and its spire) climb… and climb… and climb. Finally, the last piece of the silvery beacon will get hoisted atop the skyscraper this Monday at noon.” —Curbed

••• “To complete the [Woolworth Building’s] celebratory centennial week, take a look at shots of the landmark today that urban explorer/photog Max Touhey has put together; some were shot from/through 5 Beekman, while others were taken after Sandy. Via a lively and informative post on the New York-Historical Society’s blog (and a dedicated Pinterest board), diehard aficionados can also check out the details of exactly what celebratory shenanigans went down on opening night in 1913 and what the deal is with the building’s sub-basement swimming pool.” —Curbed


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