→ VIDEOS: Atop Washington Monument, Visitors Scrambled During Quake [NPR]
Shaking starts around 1:45
When a 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia shook states from the mid-Atlantic into New England on Aug. 23, one of the places not to be was near the top of the Washington Monument.
Visit the NPR website for more information and another video.
→ Manhattan’s Stalled Construction Sites Could Become Urban Oases [Gothamist]
There are currently more than 600 stalled construction sites around NYC according to the Department of Buildings, and given the moribund economy, it doesn’t look like they’ll unstall anytime soon. So in the meantime, why don’t we do turn lemons into lemonade, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer wants to know!
I like that the article is illustrated with a concept from Boston.