Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Anderson Cooper, television personality with CNN, moderates an event to unveil the plans for the new park at the Hudson Yards development, September 14, 2016 in New York City. The Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens is set to open in 2018.

The very capable John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair in Anderson's absence.

As Hudson Yards transforms Midtown West, a special ceremony took place today at 11 a.m. that revealed design plans for a 5-acre public square and garden inside the 28-acre mega-complex. Anderson Cooper was the host and Mayor Bill de Blasio presided, alongside Related Companies founder and CEO Stephen Ross

Here are a few more photos from Zimbio.com and Twitter:





From Architectural Digest:
Anderson Cooper and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Attend Thomas Heatherwick Unveiling

With its vast Hudson Yards development on the west side of Manhattan, the Related Companies has promised not only new buildings but a new neighborhood. Yet the size of the project (whose central tower is taller than the Empire State Building) and its placement over an accordion of railroad tracks could make the neighborhood feel elusive. That’s why Steve Ross, the chairman of Related, traveled the world looking for a way to bring the development down to human scale. He eventually chose Thomas Heatherwick, the London-based designer, to create a centerpiece for Hudson Yards—one that would sit in the middle of a public space as big as Trafalgar Square.

“That’s a lot of responsibility,” said Heatherwick, a soft-spoken Brit, before today’s unveiling of his design: a basket-shaped tower made of 250 interlocking stairways in a configuration worthy of M. C. Escher. Nearly 16 stories tall, the structure will dominate a five-acre public square designed by landscape architect Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz. Heatherwick said he envisioned fitness-obsessed New Yorkers running up and down the stairs at 6:00 a.m. and others taking their time exploring “an infinite number of routes.” The tower, which is being fabricated in Italy at an estimated cost of $150 million, will be able to accommodate up to 1,000 people at once. It’s been christened Vessel—“at least until someone comes up with a better, funnier, New Yorkier name,” Heatherwick said. At an unveiling ceremony this morning in Manhattan, emceed by Anderson Cooper and attended by New York mayor Bill de Blasio, Ross said, “Everyone who comes to New York visits the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. We were looking for a 365-day Christmas tree.”
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two glaring omissions from tonight's AC360 - no mention of the damning Newsweek article that was released today about "How the Trump Organization's Foreign Business Ties Could Upend U.S. National Security" and the fact that Melania tweeted a photo of a letter from a Trump attorney stating that her she entered the U.S. in legal status. And of course I didn't expect any mention that the Trump campaign has asked for Secret Service protection for Corey Lewandowski, yet he's on CNN's payroll.

The letter concerning Melania's legal status should raise all kinds of red flags as it states she had 5 H-1B visas in 5 years and those visas are typically issued for multiple years/entries so why did she have 5? And did she have a regular H-1B as the letter seems to state or the H-1B3 that is issued to models? The letter actually raised more questions than it answered and there was no supporting documentation. Trump promised a press conference on the issue a few weeks ago, but that hasn't happened. Normally I would say spouses are off limits, but Trump has made legal immigration a central part of his campaign.

Also curious why Trump would go to a gastroenterologist for his physical. And yes, the letter issued to Dr. Phil was from the same questional doctor that issued the first letter with spelling errors and wrote it in a few minutes while Trump's car was waiting outside. There were also several questions swirling about the doctor's credentials when NBC initially tracked him down.

People have no room to talk about Hillary Clinton's lack of transparency unless the acknowledge that Trump is even less transparent.

Someone on the panel on AC360 tonight mentioned it was hard to cover the two candidates equally with the lack of information released. How about not worry about equal coverage, but reporting the facts and calling out bold face lies.

Anonymous said...

@10:12PM YOU MAKE SOME VERY GOOD POINTS. 360 NO LONGER WANTS TO "KEEP THEM HONEST" OR "DIG DEEPER" AS THEY USED TO UNDER THE DIRECTION OF KLEIN.
NO JEFF ZUCKER IS ALL MONEY ALL THE TIME AND FACT CHECKS MEAN VERY LITTLE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO TRUMP, BECAUSE TRUMP BRINGS IN THE EYEBALLS, AND THAT MEANS HIGHER RATINGS.
IF THEY ACTUALLY "DUG DEEPER" THEY MAY FIND INFORMATION SO DAMAGING ABOUT TRUMP, IT WOULD MAKE
THEIR HEADS SPIN, SO WHY LOOK?
LET'S PICK ON HILLARY. EVERYTHING IS VISUAL, ESPECIALLY THE VIDEO OF HER FAINTING, AND THAT'S
GOOD AND IT MAKES GOOD TELEVISION.
IMAGE IS EVERYTHING, AND SHE LOOKS WEAK AND FRAIL AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WANTS.....THE IMAGE OF A FRAGILE OPPONENT WHO CAN'T STAND THE HEAT.
TRUMP'S LATEST "DEPLORABLE" IS: CAN SHE STAND FOR AN HOUR, IN REFERENCE TO THE DEBATES.
HILLARY SHOULD NEVER HAVE APOLOGIZED. HE IS DEPLORABLE AND HE ATTRACTS PEOPLE LIKE HIMSELF.

Jaanza said...

Not only was I two minutes late, I also watched quite a bit of Hayes instead of John Berman. But here are the topics I saw Berman cover:

- Hillary Clinton's health, Q&As with Jeff Zeleny ("...it's a low bar but Clinton gave out more information" than Trump) and Sanjay Gupta, panel of six which included Zeleny and Gupta. At the start Berman said they'd talk only about Hillary and then Trump in the next segment. During the panel, it annoyed me that there was a clip of Trump saying Hillary with "no stamina" and I didn't hear anyone say Trump wasn't qualified to diagnose Hillary.

- Trump's health and interview with Dr. Oz, panel discussion. In the intro, Berman did call it a "stunt", there was a clip from "Dr. Oz show", clip from NBC News of Dr. Oz providing a few Trump health details and defending not asking tough questions. Berman also mentioned Dr. Oz was investigated for promoting a shady weight-loss product. The panel discussed what was known, what was still unknown and the differences between Hillary and Trump in terms of releasing medical information.

- John King Magic map with new poll numbers, new panel of 5 including Trump parrots Kaleigh McEnany and Jeffrey Lord.

- Trump in Flint with clip of the Pastor justifiably interrupting Trump's speech when he started dissing Hillary, panel discussion about poll numbers and momentum instead of Trump's claim Flint's water poisoning wouldn't have happened if he were President and there were no solutions in his speech. A chunk of time was given to Gloria Borger to promote her special "Almost President" coming up next.

- Colin Powell's emails leaked, what he wrote about Hillary. Trump was also in the on-screen title but I don't think he was in the report. Hayes and Maddow and, here on ATA, CAPPY had more info on what Powell wrote about Trump than the report.

As Anonymous 10:12 PM already pointed out, there was nothing on 360 about Kurt Eichenwald's excellent Newsweek article on how being President would be a huge conflict of interest for businessman Trump. Sadly, I don't think 360 would have covered Eichenwald's excellent article if it was Anderson anchoring.
Also, i've heard news about Melania Trump's fishy immigrant documentation but not on 360. Days like these I dream of a future day in which Anderson writes a tell-all book (or ebook or Hologram or whatever) lamenting how 360's quality went down the toilet when Zucker was CNN's head honcho and he hated every minute of it. A dream? A fantasy? An unrealistic illusion?

Anonymous said...

Seems that nothing was mentioned by anyone on the panel, including host John Berman, that Clinton has a much, much longer history of health problems than Trump - so she has much more to release. Apparently, Trump does not have the complex health history that Clinton has ... so, therefore, has less info to release. Right? Yes!

Anonymous said...

How do you know Trump's medical history to be so sure it isn't complex. As we have seen in the past he and his team release ONLY what they want and no more. And his going on the Dr Quack show is nothing but a ratings grab for both. Dr Quack was called before Congress to testify about his diet crap. My answer to your right is NO!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

IF PRESIDENT JACK ASS HAS NOTHING TO HIDE HEALTH WISE OR TAX WISE, THAN WHY NOT RELEASE BOTH?
HERE'S WHY. TRUMP IS OVER WEIGHT AND NEVER EXERCISES, THIS WE KNOW. BUT HE DOES PLAY GOLF AND
HE ISN'T AS RICH AS HE SAYS HE IS. A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE YES, A BILLIONAIRE, NO. TOO MUCH UNSECURED DEBT.
HIS PLAN IS TO GAIN RICHES FROM BEING PRESIDENT AND OF COURSE ADD TO HIS ENORMOUS EGO.
AND IVANKA DEAR COULDN'T STAND THE HEAT.....THE PRESS WAS SAYING NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT HER DADDY'S CHILD CARE PLAN AND SHE DIDN'T LIKE THAT.
SO IVANKA CAN START TO LEARN TO "TAKE THE HEAT OR GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN," BUT SHE CAN'T HAVE
BOTH. EITHER SHE GROWS A THICKER SKIN OR DISAPPEARS WITH THE ONE SHE HAS.
AND HILLARY IS BACK, DONALD.....AND YOU WERE RIDICULED BY AN URBAN BLACK FEMALE PASTOR AND YOU
COULDN'T TAKE IT SO YOUR RESPONSE WAS "SHE WAS A NERVOUS MESS."
WHAT WE SAW WAS A VERY APPROPRIATE INTERRUPTION, AND YOU JUST PROVED ONCE AGAIN, THAT YOU ARE
A "LYING ASS." DEPLORABLE IS TOO NICE A WORD.