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A new six-part Amazon series called NFTMe explores how NFTs rose to prominence.
“The capacity to digitally authenticate almost everything, and the possibility of monetizing in ways nobody could even imagine before. These are some of the ways that Amazon’s new documentary series NFTMe introduces nonfungible tokens (NFTs). The show features artists, collectors, and industry professionals across the world sharing their experiences with NFTs and how the merger between art and technology has positively affected their daily lives. In six 30-minute episodes, NFTMe introduces 50 pioneers in the NFT space from four continents, including American singer Susaye Greene of The Supremes; Queen Diambi Kabatusuila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Refik Anadol, a digital artist for SpaceX and NASA; Peter Rafelson, a music producer for Madonna; and Cheryl Douglas of Portion, who launched NFT collections for the Black-Eyed Peas.” [H/T CoinTelegraph]
“One Monday in late November, preservationists, politicians, and neighbors gathered on Manhattan’s tiny Gay Street to protest the demolition of a nearly 200-year-old house. The place in question, 14 Gay Street, is one of six winsome but precarious early 19th-century buildings on Gay and Christopher Streets that were owned for decades by Celeste Martin, who died in late 2018. So the city took over her holdings, selling 14 Gay Street and its siblings for about $9 million to a buyer who flipped them last April to Lionel Nazarian, a 37-year-old developer, for about $12 million. Since then, Mr. Nazarian has done foundation work that has destabilized 14 Gay Street and imperiled its neighbors, so the city has ordered its demolition, a slow, laborious process that began just before Thanksgiving.” [H/T The New York Times]
The tallest mass timber building in Denver is scheduled to break ground next year.
“Denver architecture office Tres Birds announced the city’s tallest mass timber building will break ground in July 2023. The 12-story building, named “Return to Form,” will be located in the River North Arts District. Its structural system uses mass timber, a new technology that utilizes trees from sustainably managed forests. Through continuous planting and responsible harvesting, these forests are becoming a source of renewable and low-impact building materials. The mass timber structure consists of wood panels that are glued and laminated together. This provides strength, stability, and fire resistance.” [H/T ArchDaily]