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The 1 WTC Spire's GoPro Footage; Crazy Seasonal Sculptures

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FIDI/BATTERY PARK CITY?The interwebs have been abuzz with the news all day long, and for good reason. Early this morning, workers installed the final piece of One World Trade Center's swirly spire, at long last bringing its height to a full, symbolic 1,776 feet. The Port Authority of NY & NJ, which manages the property, released the video above, which was taken from a GoPro recording device strapped to the spire as it made its slooooow ascent. Warning: The nine-and-a-half minute video may induce vertigo, but it's worth it. We hope you don't mind being upside down. The views are stellar (if dizzying), plus the woot whistles, cat calls, and applause from the proud construction workers below are surprisingly moving. You even see the workers maneuvering and securing the pinnacle into place. (What if they dropped a hammer from up there?!) If you're so inclined, track the spire's journey from bottom to top, even before it reached its final resting place today. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]

UPPER WEST SIDE?First it was a mess, and now it's a success story. After five months of sales, the condo conversion at 101 West 87th Street has just five units left out of 62, and a new rendering (right) shows the open living/dining area of three of the remaining apartments: #512, #412, and #212 (which isn't yet listed). These $3-ish million residences are still under construction in a new wing of the building, so they've got a bit of new-meets-old intermixing action goin' on. [CurbedWire Inbox; previously]


THE BRONX?Starting next weekend, the New York Botanical Garden will host a summer-long exhibition of four giant sculptures by American contemporary artist Philip Haas. Standing at 15 feet tall, each bust represents a different season, and is made up of fiberglass representations of organic material?think fruit, flowers, plants, branches, and the like?appropriate for that time of year. For Four Seasons, Haas took as his inspiration the (boringly 2D) work of Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who similarly used natural items as building blocks in his portraits of people. Check this larger-than-life installation out across many New York seasons, since it'll be up until October 27. [CurbedWire Inbox; official]

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