New York Today: Architecture for All

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" function =" group "> Picture Who says a sanitation building cannot be trendy? Credit Bryan Thomas for The New York Times Great early morning on this freezing Wednesday.It has actually been a big-- and architecturally bold-- year so far for New York's municipal buildings.The< a href="" > Spring Street Salt Shed, an elegant< a href="" > sanitation center that appears like a huge crystal along the West Side Highway, was completed at the turn of 2016.( So elegant that a New york city Fashion Week show was held there< a href="" > last month.) The$ 4 billion< a href ="" > World Trade Center Transportation Center, likened to a< a href="" > slim stegosaurus, opened soon thereafter.And other architecturally creative public buildings will increase across the city's boroughs.A couple of that captured our eye: - The< a href="" > Fire Department's brand-new firehouse in Brownsville, Brooklyn. It'll be the home and training website for Rescue Business 2, part of a select division that reacts to developing collapses and other high-risk emergencies.Included in the firehouse's$ 32 million price: spaces to practice rappelling down structures and leaving simulated smoked-filled spaces. - A new station for< a href="" > the Police Department's 40th Precinct in the Melrose area of the South Bronx.The openness of the design, which resembles stacked boxes, is indicated to signify open, sincere relations between the authorities and the close-by homeowners,< a href ="" > inning accordance with The Architect's< a href="" > Paper. - And an ongoing task in Queens is the new Far Rockaway Library, a sky-colored glass structure anticipated to be twice the size of its predecessor.You can discover more about New York's architecture-- municipal buildings and beyond-- throughout Archtober, a celebration

through completion of the month.Events include an< a href ="" > architecture-themed boat tour around Manhattan and a friendly< a href="" > pumpkin-carving contest between city designers. You can check out the complete list of events here. Here's what else is happening: WeatherWe can't keep in mind the last time the commute was this cold.Expect it to feel near freezing on your way to work.The< a href ="" > high today is 50, but that's a silly number to glob onto. It's going to feel like the mid-40s throughout the day.In the News - Steven Banks was hired to stem the city's homelessness crisis.

It didn't take place. [< a href="" > New York Times] - Donald J. Trump wished to put his name on the world in front of his hotel in Midtown. New york city City stated no. [< a href="" > New york city Times

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the Trump brand has actually been tarnished among the rich.

[< a href="" > The Associated Press] - In the bridge trial, prosecutors have represented a previous Christie aide as a ruthless, calculating,

and eager, warrior

. [< a href ="" > New york city Times] - A male affirmed that Pedro Hernandez informed him that he murdered Etan

Patz . [< a href= "" > New york city Post] - The city's share of Wall Street jobs has actually hit a record low. [< a href="" >

Crain's New york city] - Should the city open a monitored injection center for drug abuser? [< a href="" > The Atlantic] - The Asian goods emporium, Pearl River Mart, will resume in TriBeCa. [< a href="" > Tribeca Person] - A look inside the Crown Heights workshop where numerous train indications are made. [< a href="" >am New york city] - For a global appearance at what's happening, see Your Wednesday Briefing. Turning up Today -< a href=" "> Conception Jerusalem: The Golden City in Art, Lore, and Literature, a talk on the city's image and history, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 6:30 p.m. [< a href=" "> Tickets start at$ 40] -< a href= "" > Horror authors conduct readings at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Gowanus, Brooklyn. 7 p.m. [

$ 7] - The Shakespeare Society is hosting a< a href="" > B< a href="" > ard-themed Halloween party at the Juke Bar in the East Town. 7 p.m. [.$ 5 ] - Poetic Individuals Power presents Take Your Time, a spoken-word program examining our overworked culture, at 224 Waverly Place in Manhattan. 8 p.m. [$ 15,< a href="" > tickets here

] - Looking ahead: Join the reporter Keli Goff and other specialists on Thursdayfor< a href="" >Follow the Loan, a panel in Manhattan examining whose cash controls American politics. - Islanders host Canadiens, 7 p.m.( MSG+). Nets at Celtics, 7:30 p.m.( YES). Rangers host Bruins, 8 p.m.( NBCSN). Commute - Roads: Inspect traffic map or radio report on< a href="" > the 1sts or< a href="" > the Eights.

- Alternate-side parking: in impact till Oct. 30. ... New York City architects once had a thing for dressing up as their favorite buildings.More than a century ago, the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects began hosting a ball-- understood for its outrageous costumes-- in Manhattan. In 1931, when the style was"< a href="" >

Fête Moderne: A Fantasie in Flame and Silver" at the Hotel Astor in Midtown, the party guaranteed to be" high-style, futuristic, cubistic, altruistic, mystic and architistic, "< a href="" > The Times composed. And it was:< a href=" "> Architects came< a href="" > impersonated structures they had just recently designed.William Van Alenshowed up as the Chrysler Structure:< figure data-media-action =" modal" itemprop=

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" itemtype="" aria-label =" media" role=" group" > Picture< img src="" alt="" data-mediaviewer-src=" "data-mediaviewer-caption=" William Van Alen, designer of the Chrysler Building, dressed up as ... the building. " data-mediaviewer-credit =" Bettmann/Getty Images" itemprop=" url" itemid=" "> William Van Alen, designer of the Chrysler Structure, dressed up

as ... the structure. Credit Bettmann/Getty Images William F. Lamb, as the Empire State Structure. Chester Aldrich was the new Union Club, Harvey Wiley Corbett was

the Bush Building, and D. Everett Wald was the Metropolitan Life Building.Also in the ranks: designers clothed as Grand Central Terminal, a tenement house and the Waldorf Astoria.How's that for a city skyline?New York Todayis a weekday roundup that remains live from 6 a.m. till late morning. You can< a href="" throughout the day, like us on Facebook. Exactly what would you like to see here to start your day? Post a remark, email us at [email protected]!.?.!, or reach us by means of Twitter utilizing

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