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Woolworth's Birthday Week; New Art in Madison Square Park

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FIDI/BATTERY PARK CITY?We feted the Woolworth Building's 100th birthday earlier this week with a 100-photo gallery of historical photos. To complete the celebratory centennial week, take a look at shots of the landmark today that urban explorer/photog Max Touhey has put together; some were shot from/through 5 Beekman, while others were taken after Sandy. Via a lively and informative post on the New York-Historical Society's blog (and a dedicated Pinterest board), diehard aficionados can also check out the details of exactly what celebratory shenanigans went down on opening night in 1913 and what the deal is with the building's sub-basement swimming pool. Even though the official events ran Monday-Thursday of this week, the festivities don't have to end; in fact, the Skyscraper Museum has an exhibition called "Woolworth @ 100" that's up until July 14. Plus, you can preview the whole thing online. Woolworth overload... complete. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

UP IN THE AIR?We've watched One World Trade Center (and its spire) climb... and climb... and climb. Finally, the last piece of the silvery beacon will get hoisted atop the skyscraper this Monday at noon. The press release touts: "The final section, comprising the 17th and 18th pieces, will bring the building to its iconic height of 1776. Once the pieces are installed, at a later date, the spire will make One WTC the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere." We don't really understand the difference between hoisting and installing, but whatever?it's about time. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

FLATIRON DISTRICT?Ah, summer, the time when the original Shake Shack's lines get long again and Madison Square Park gets all decked out with its next public art installation. From May 1 through September 8, check out local artist Orly Genger's site-specific work, "Red, Yellow, and Blue," which will envelop the park's lawns with 1.4 million feet of painted, hand-knotted rope. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]

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