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High Line Getting Wet; Nouvel's MoMa Mia Getting Ink

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MEPA?Not many people remember, but when the first section of the High Line opened, the water feature on the 15th Street sundeck was up and running. Er, make that trickling. It was bit underwhelming when compared to the rendering (above), which might be why the plug was pulled. But Friends of the High Line's latest update says work began April 22 on the water feature's "mechanical updates," and because of that, parts of the, ahem, Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck will be closed until mid-June. Will Barry Diller get to christen the new-and-improved stream? Perhaps in a Speedo? [FHL]

MIDTOWN?The war of words over the decapitation of Jean Nouvel's proposed Tower Verre next to MoMA may get kicked up a notch next week. From New York mag's preview of next week's features: "Jean Nouvel’s Tower Verre was going to be the biggest thing to hit the midtown skyline since the Empire State Building. Then the city told him to chop off 200 feet. Scoffs the French architect: Why is Manhattan, of all places, afraid of heights?" [CurbedWire Inbox]

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