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CurbedWire: Times Building 'Wall of Death,' Chelsea Four Seasons Rumors, Serial Car Torchings in Burg?

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MIDTOWN?The art installation in the lobby of the new New York Times building is composed of about 300 LED's (2 walls of about 150 each facing each other) ) which seem to displaying rotating information gleaned over the years and published in the Times. When our contributing photographer visited he was confronted by what seems like THE WALL OF DEATH – 300 leds displaying obits. (The obits were up for about a minute, then they all turned into outlines of countries.) Since I arrived in the middle of the obit display, I thought that's all it was, which kind of seemed strange for a lobby." [CurbedWire Inbox]

CHELSEA?A reader emails to ask if there's any truth to an interesting rumor about a new hotel for the neighborhood. He writes, "Is there any truth to the rumor that a new Four Seasons hotel will be built on the site of a parking garage on West 24th Street (between 6 & 7th) close to the Chelsea Stratus, and where the current flea market is? I've heard this from a couple of people." [CurbedWire Inbox]

WILLIAMSBURG?Following up on this afternoon's post about the barbecued Honda Civic on Wythe Avenue, an email came into our inbox saying that another car was torched in the Burg last night. Per the email: "There was a second one this morning next to Diner, on Berry. These seem suspiciously like the earlier arson you reported - either same perp or a copycat??" [CurbedWire Inbox]