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Two Sutton Place North Rising Fast; Grand Central Poems

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UPPER EAST SIDE?Last summer, ground broke on the sister tower to One Sutton Place North, and the new 42-story tower, known as Two Sutton Place North is rising fast. A tipster, who goes by the name Tectonic, sent over some recent construction photos. It's almost at full height, currently sitting at what looks like 36 floors. That means a lot of units in the first building already lost their views. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

MIDTOWN EAST?Last month, Grand Central celebrated its 100th birthday, and Curbed gave away copies of two new books about the terminal's history. To enter, readers had to write a poem about the landmark, and here now, we have the winning entries. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

First Place Winner, by Joseph Barretto
God over 42nd, Mercury
Regal, resplendent,
Arms outstretched, blesses tardy travelers.
Neither Hercules nor Minerva dares
Disturb this daily drill.

Colossal centenarian, impassive
Eyewitness to past, present, and
Not yet. Swarms swirling about
Time, four-faced and opalescent,
Races forward under stars backward.
All unaware of their part in keeping the
Light of this city alive.

Second Place, by George M. Beilke
Soaring, Spacious
Marble, Palace
Manhattan's Heart
Energy Pulsing
Trains, People
Coming, Going
Welcoming, Everyone

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