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225 Liberty (left) - Brookflield Property Partners

Convene Debuts Flagship Venue Space at 225 Liberty Within Brookfield Place in Battery Park City

The Brookfield Place shopping center is now home to a 73,000-square-foot venue space, one of the largest to debut in Battery Park City, Manhattan. Located within 225 Liberty Street in the Financial District, the space is operated by Convene, a New York City-based hospitality company that designs and services a network of venues across the country.

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Midtown and Billionaires' Row from the Empire State Building's 102nd floor observatory

YIMBY Tours the Empire State Building’s Newly Renovated Observatories

For more than 40 years, the Empire State Building‘s observatory reigned as the loftiest manmade place on Earth. Though no longer the pinnacle of New York, the Art Deco masterpiece’s Olympian mass still cuts an uncontested figure in the popular imagination as a symbol of the city and is an enduring emblem of human might and ingenuity. Today, as the supertall enters its tenth decade, it welcomes visitors with a fresh new face, the product of a four-year, $165 million renovation to improve the experience for the 10,000-odd guests that stream through its doors each day.

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Renderings are by James Corner Field Operations and BIG, courtesy of Two Trees Management.

Two Trees Reveals BIG and Field Operations-Designed Towers and Beach Proposal for Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Developer Two Trees has revealed plans for a mixed-used development with a beach on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, the River Street Waterfront Master Plan proposal calls for two mixed-use towers and the redeveloping of land adjacent to the six-acre Domino Park, also a Two Trees project.

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Existing aerial view of the Harlem Meer with Lasker Skating Rink and Swimming Pool [right] - Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture Design

Central Park Conservancy and Parks Department Propose Renovation of Community Facilities at Harlem Meer in Central Park

The Central Park Conservancy and The Parks Department have unveiled plans to revamp Lasker Skating Rink and Swimming Pool located in the Harlem Meer section of Central Park. Designed by Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture Design and the Central Park Conservancy, the project arrives as one of the final components of a $150 million renewal plan for the park’s northern tip.

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