Aria Bendix, provided by Published 8:00 am PDT, Saturday, March 16, 2019 Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Business Insider was part of the first group to ever climb Vessel, a $200 million art installation at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment. The honeycomb-shaped structure, designed by legendary British architect Thomas Heatherwick, rises 150 feet in the air. Members of the public are invited to climb for free, but they must reserve a ticket. A week before the opening of Vessel, a $200 million art installation at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment, Related Chairman Stephen Ross looked down at construction workers putting the finishing touches on the paved walkway. He was standing at the very top of the installation, surrounded by a small contingent of developers and journalists — the first group to ever climb the structure. "I hope it's memorable," he said. "I'm a developer, so I'm looking at all the things that aren't done ... I can't enjoy … [Read more...] about We climbed Vessel, the $200 million art installation at New York’s Hudson Yards. Here’s what it was like.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Amazon’s Hard Bargain Extends Far Beyond New York Supported by ByKaren Weise, Manny Fernandez and John Eligon March 3, 2019 SEATTLE — When Texas officials pushed Amazon to pay nearly $270 million in back sales taxes in 2010, Amazon responded by closing its only warehouse in the state and scrapping expansion plans there. Two years later, the officials agreed to waive the past taxes in exchange for Amazon opening new warehouses. A similar scene played out in South Carolina, where officials decided in 2011 to deny Amazon a sales tax break. After threatening to stop hiring in the state, the company got the tax exemption by promising to hire more people. And last year in Seattle, the company’s hometown, Amazon halted plans to build one tower and threatened to lease out one under … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Hard Bargain Extends Far Beyond New York
By Sarah Krouse WSJ Inti Pacheco WSJ Tues., Feb. 26, 2019 The rush is on for wireless carriers to build up their networks so that they can handle next-generation 5G technology. So, how soon will they be installing new network equipment in your neighborhood? That may depend on where you live. Consider this: Companies hunting for space in recent years to place wireless equipment in New York City snapped up the rights to street lamps and traffic lights dotting Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan in 2013. They didn’t stake claims to large clusters of sites in less affluent areas until three years later, a Wall Street Journal analysis of census records and data from the city’s telecommunications department shows. City officials are now trying to change that trend, pushing companies that lease public space for telecom-equipment installations to move more aggressively beyond the city’s core, to improve wireless services more quickly for a … [Read more...] about New York City Tries to Even Out Access to Wireless Networks
For adolescents blessed with willowy good looks, the fashion world offers the prospect of glamour, celebrity, and wealth. But this, for many, is what the beginning of a modeling career can actually look like: On her first test shoot as a 15-year-old, Dasha Alexander said, a photographer held a camera in one hand and digitally penetrated her with his other — a move, he explained, that would make the pictures more “raw” and “sensual.”When Coco Rocha refused to get naked on set as a 16-year-old, she said, the photographer replaced her with a girl who was younger and more obedient. Months later, a famous photographer simulated an orgasm as he took Rocha’s picture.By the time Lenka Chubuklieva was 17, she said, an agent had repeatedly groped her, a photographer had thrown her on a bed and kissed her, and another photographer had masturbated in front of her and threatened to ruin her family in Ukraine if she told anyone.“If people really understood … [Read more...] about The fashion world promises glamour and wealth. Instead, many find harassment and assault.
This text is excerpted from the book Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat, by John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff Copyright © 2018 by John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff. Reprinted by permission of PublicAffairs, New York, NY. All rights reserved. Junaid Hussain originally wanted to be a rapper. As it turned out, the Pakistani kid in Birmingham, England, lived life instead on the internet, and at internet speed. In just a decade, from age 11 to 21, he went from gaming to hacking to killing, an arc the world had never seen before, unfolding faster than anyone might have imagined. For the first half of his digital life, the hacker operated with impunity, bragging in an interview that he was many steps ahead of the authorities: “One hundred percent certain they have nothing on me. I don’t exist to them, I’ve never used my real details online, I’ve never purchased anything. My real identity … [Read more...] about Inside the Hunt for the World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist