Seen & Heard: The Oculus Skylight Is Open

••• I try to stay away from the World Trade Center on September 11, but lucky for us, Anna doesn’t: She took this nice shot of the open Oculus skylight (and the accompanying sign).

••• P. sent a photo of the new artwork on the street in front of Gotan and Terra.

••• I hear that WeWork has leased several floors at 9 Park Place. The company really is taking over this city.

••• Amazon either has a sense of humor or a tin ear. Thanks to Andrea for the photo.

••• Opening September 12: “The Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is piloting New Dimensions in Testimony, an interactive testimony installation created by USC Shoah Foundation. The first of its kind in the New York area, New Dimensions in Testimony allows visitors to have ‘virtual conversations’ with Holocaust survivors Pinchas Gutter and Eva Schloss. Visitors ask questions and lifelike projections of Pinchas and Eva answer those questions in real time—offering personal reflections about life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Specialized recording and display technologies and next-generation natural language processing revolutionize the ways we can communicate and learn from each other across time and space.” (The website says it’s already open.)



  1. Well, that was certainly worth $4 billion.

  2. For $4 billion, we could have re-built Penn Station in its original glory.