In the News: Skyline on Steroids

••• “Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. Before 2004, Manhattan was home to 28 skyscrapers 700 feet and taller. Since then, an additional 13 have been built, 15 are under construction, and 19 are proposed—47 more in all. […] Fifteen new buildings 700 feet and taller will continue to change the Lower Manhattan skyline.” This is fascinating, of course, but I wonder if it’s not all the not-quite-super-tall buildings under construction that are really going to change the area. —National Geographic (via Curbed)

••• “The West Thames pedestrian bridge […] may be finished in 2017.” —Broadsheet

••• “A thief stole $1,026 worth of hairstyling products—including six Con Air hair straighteners, four curling irons, and five sets of hair rollers—from a Wall Street Duane Reade.” —DNAinfo