We’ve watched the future tallest residential building in America grow from a mere rendering into an almost-complete building over the past three years. 432 Park Avenue is now a prime target for the growing number of daredevils who climb forbidden or abandoned structures and bring back photos as proof—and now, two young urban explorers have done just that.432 Park is in the final stages of construction, with a completion date expected this winter. But the site of this structurally remarkable skyscraper—arguably the most interesting new building NYC has seen in years—is still very much an off-limits work site. That didn’t stop two young Instagram users, Night.Shift and Demidism (aka Demid Lebedev) who climbed to the top of the tower last week. After Untapped Cities and AnimalNY noticed the photos, we got in touch with Lebedev, who is 17, to write about them—he’s since posted more from the top of the building.
Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.
After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.
This post gained more than 100,000 notes in over a day. One of the most powerful things I ever posted.
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