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New York City, Now Totally New!

Hey, did we miss anything during our 10-day hiatus from the throb of New York City news? Alas, yes! And so, a little catch up. New NYT architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff kept himself busy, penning an overview of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill plans for a new Penn Station, including this wacky entry hall (right) and this ominous line: "Anxiety is building among some planners that the new Penn Station may never get built -- a setback that would be a major blow to the city."

Ouroussoff also filed an opus this past Sunday, offering a detailed overview of the skyline changes underway in our fair city. Reading the article on a gray Manhattan morning -- our tan commencing its seasonal fade -- reminds us that a busy fall lies ahead. Onward... to glory!
· At Penn Station, A Stalled Revival [NYTimes]
· The New New York Skyline [NYTimes]