Rounding our our giant gala Inbox Dump, here's the final debris before we sneak away for a week's vacation. Our thanks, as always, to the tipsters and correspondents who keep Curbed fertilized. Got intel, queries, or musings of your own? Drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll read upon return—promise.
1) Greenpoint: "You guys might get a kick out of this: an example of one (of the MANY) Stop Work orders hereabouts issued by the DOB." (Click to enlarge.)
2) Ask Curbed: "I'm currently writing a novel, where much of the action takes place around a McMansion development. I love Curbed and many of the things discussed on your site have helped me, but what I really need is a similar publication that focuses on the suburbs or the exurbs. Do you or your readers have any suggestions?"
3) Blogland: "Did The Walkthrough up and die? Or are the writers just on vacation?"
4) 7 World Trade: "Sometimes, truth really is stranger than fiction. For a few minutes this morning, I stood on the sidewalk in front of 7WTC, reading the giant LED letters and words as they streamed by. In this particular passage, short phrases were punctuated by dollar signs: [phrase] [$$$] [phrase] [$$] [phrase] [$$$$$] and so on. As I mused over what these dollar signs might mean in the context of this building -- Were they added in order to remind every prospective tenant, visitor, and passerby what was really important on this site? Would every couplet and quatrain now feature a $$$$$ for emphasis? -- I turned to notice Larry Silverstein himself, inspecting something or other with an associate..." Cliffhanger continues after the jump...
"... Yes, the impeccably shirted and tied Larry Silverstein standing outside his mostly vacant, 52-story question mark to the world, with that Greek chorus of 6-foot-tall dollar signs screaming silently over his shoulder.
Then, just as I thought the synchronicity couldn't get any more perfect, Larry stepped inside the lobby. And as he did, those big-S dollar signs were replaced by little-c cent signs.