In the News: Silencing the Clocktower

••• The New York Times recaps the potential loss of the functioning clock in the clocktower at 346 Broadway. Come on, Peebles Corporation: Don’t screw this up.

••• 255 Greenwich (between Murray and Park Place) now has a green roof. —Commercial Observer (via Curbed)

••• New York YIMBY checks in on the construction of 50 West.

••• Racked reports on the Steven Alan sample sale.

••• High 5 Games signed a lease for 88,000 square feet at 1 World Trade Center. —The Real Deal

••• The New Yorker liked White Street.

••• “Opponents of the proposed 600-foot Seaport tower are looking to move the skyscraper  further away from the neighborhood’s historic district. The idea is to transfer unused development rights in the South Street Seaport Historic District just to the south on the East River, or to another part of Lower Manhattan, according to Gale Brewer, Manhattan’s borough president, and City Councilmember Margaret Chin, who both spoke at a meeting Monday night about a project that has been in limbo—at least publicly—since June.” —Downtown Express

••• “With cultural and environmental issues as its backbeat, the music of National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky”—who lives in Tribeca—”creates a space to ponder and address some of society’s biggest questions.” —National Geographic