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Should NYC Be Curbing Its Tall Buildings?

Should NYC Be Curbing Its Tall Buildings?
Should NYC Be Curbing Its Tall Buildings?, 111 West 57th Street by SHoP Architects. Image © SHoP Architects
111 West 57th Street by SHoP Architects. Image © SHoP Architects

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman puts forward his opinion on what should be done about the new breed of supertall residential buildings threatening to place Central Park "inside the world’s biggest chessboard". While he accepts that they may be an important factor in bringing wealth (and tax revenue) to New York, he offers some simple changes in legislation that could protect the city's famous skyline from abuse by high-power development firms. Read the full article here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Should NYC Be Curbing Its Tall Buildings?" 07 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/464392/should-nyc-be-curbing-its-tall-buildings/> ISSN 0719-8884