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Eyes on the City: What We’re Reading

We’ve been extolling the virtues of cozying up to some weekend reading for a while, and with temperatures plummeting this weekend to the single digits (and down to as low as negative twenty degrees with wind chill), we hope you’ll take our suggestion! Here are this week’s top stories: John L. Tishman, Builder Who Shaped American Skylines, Dies at 90, New York Times »» 900-Foot Sutton Place Tower Will Get Major Height Cut, Curbed »» The law that created the billion-dollar scaffold industry has turned city sidewalks into an obstacle course, Crain’s »» Preservationists Worry About the Future of 2 Manhattan Spaces, New York Times »» Lapsed 421-a controversy resurfaces with unprompted email, Politico New York »» 79-Story Tower Planned At 23-15 44th Drive In Long Island City, New York Yimby »» How to Build a Streetcar That Works, New York Times »» These architects are in the process of reshaping New York City’s skyline, Quartz »» Winners of the 2016 Building of the Year Awards, Architecture Daily »» Q&A with Former US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, City & State »» Official Renderings Revealed Of Nordstrom Tower’s Retail Base Under Construction At 217 West 57th Street, New York Yimby »» Finally, MAS continues to be concerned about construction safety threats, especially as taller-than-ever towers rise along our skyline. Last week’s tragedy on Worth Street should be remembered as a wake-up call: It’s not just cranes: The overlooked surge in construction site deaths, New York Post »» And a flashback link to 1995, when the New Yorker covered a startling tower safety discovery, from an unlikely source The Fifty-Nine Story Crisis, New York Magazine »» And one last piece of advice: Before you hunker down, go out and find an electric blanket! Happy reading.