Afternoon Bulletin: Plans For 2 World Trade Center Revealed

People walk past the construction site of the One World Trade Center in New York.   (Photo:JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
The plans for 2 World Trade Center have been revealed (Photo:JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images).

The lower Manhattan skyline is about to get even more iconic. Danish architect Bjarke Ingels released his first designs of the new 1,340 foot 2 World Trade Center building today, following a tentative lease deal that was signed last week for the tower last week. Ruport Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox and News Corp are allegedly among the future tenants of the new tower. Mr. Ingels has designed a series of outdoor gardens on each block of the upper floors, which are supposed to represent different climates, like tropical and arctic areas. (Wired)

Authorities might have found out where the two convicts who escaped from upstate New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility yesterday are hiding. Several armed police and correctional officers have zoned in on Willsboro, NY, a small town on the shore of Lake Champlain where Richard Matt and David Sweat were last seen. Law enforcement learned of the whereabouts of the wanted men about 2 a.m. Monday when a state trooper stopped a car in which they were riding, and they fled into the woods. (Daily News)

The Federal Railroad Administration has finally issued a safety advisory requiring trains to focus on maximum speeds, which is believed to be behind both the recent Amtrak and Metro-North Accidents. The FRA is calling for railroads to document the areas along their routes where speeds can slow—and to modify an alarm called Automatic Train Control that goes off when trains speed—to make sure that trains follow the speed restrictions.(New York Times)

Music fans in Brooklyn need not be upset over AFROPUNK’s paid tickets this year. Commodore Barry Park, home to AFROPUNK, is also hosting The 44th Annual African Arts Festival from July 2-5. To attend the fest, featuring headlining sets from Talib Kweli and Living Colour, fans will only need to pay a donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children. (DNAinfo)

Given the recent wave of accountability from the police department, this lawsuit is worth paying attention to. Teenager Marcel Hamer was allegedly punched unconscious by an undercover detective in Clinton Hill last summer after being accused of smoking marijuana, and now he’s suing the city and the two detectives involved for $95 million. (Gothamist)


  Afternoon Bulletin: Plans For 2 World Trade Center Revealed