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Articles about “skyscrapers”

Anybody Want To Buy A Chrysler Building?

Anybody Want To Buy A Chrysler Building?

(via the NYPL) Hello, are you in the market for an unwieldy purchase? What about a very large and very famous skyscraper, like for example the Chrysler Building? Well! What remarkable timing you have: According to...

Let's Take A $1.58 Billion Property Tax-Shirking Tour Of NYC

Let's Take A $1.58 Billion Property Tax-Shirking Tour Of NYC

One Bryant Park AKA the Bank of America Tower (left), which got an $80 million property tax break this year (Chris Goldberg / Flickr) If the defining characteristic of modern-day New York is how damn expensive...

How NYC Got Its Skyline: A Q&A With The Author Of 'Building The Skyline'

How NYC Got Its Skyline: A Q&A With The Author Of 'Building The Skyline'

(Eric Fleury) Jason M. Barr is a professor of economics at Rutgers University-Newark and the author of the recent book Building the Skyline, a history of New York through the lens of the city's changing skyline....

Behold Central Park's Dark & Shadowy Future

Behold Central Park's Dark & Shadowy Future

Today's heat wave conditions might have you seeking shade, but gather ye UV rays while ye may because soon our city will be a shadowy thicket of sad beneath a forest of super-tall luxury condos. Specifically,...

Renderings Reveal Upper West Side's Tallest Tower

Renderings Reveal Upper West Side's Tallest Tower

Here it is from multiple vantage points. (via New York YIMBY) Quick! Name the tallest building on the Upper West Side. Don't worry if you can't, and trash that obscure bit of knowledge if you can...

If You Like Acupuncture, You'll Love The Manhattan Skyline In 2020

If You Like Acupuncture, You'll Love The Manhattan Skyline In 2020

Future Midtown is so spiky! (Rendering courtesy CityRealty) Soon, Manhattan will be covered with more needle-like skyscrapers than a desktop Pin Pression toy. There's Billionaire's Row, for instance, which is expected to skewer Central Park in...

What If We Turned Central Park Into A Spectacular Sunken Living Room?

What If We Turned Central Park Into A Spectacular Sunken Living Room?

(Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu) It seems like every day, there's yet another proposal for an ever-more outrageous supertall skyscraper—but those all pale in comparison to the latest, which is a purely hypothetical design that just...

Real Estate Lobbyists Promise Luxury Towers Won't Totally Shroud Central Park In Eternal Darkness

Real Estate Lobbyists Promise Luxury Towers Won't Totally Shroud Central Park In Eternal Darkness

One57 looms large over Central Park. (Warren St. John) Rumor has it that Central Park will soon be drowned by the giant shadows of skyscrapers full of rich people and their tax havens, thanks to the...

Here's What The Manhattan Skyline Will Look Like In 2018

Here's What The Manhattan Skyline Will Look Like In 2018

cityrealty_nyc's flickr You've probably read quite a bit already about Billionaire's Row, the set of seven sky-high luxury apartment buildings that will take root in midtown Manhattan over the next decade (allegedly without casting a shadow)....

Luxury Skyscraper Shadows Are Devouring Central Park

Luxury Skyscraper Shadows Are Devouring Central Park

One57 looms large over Central Park, its shadow resembling an appropriately obscene gesture. (Warren St. John) The city's parks are among the few empty spaces protected from New York developers. No parking garages will ever trample...

14 Nerve-Wracking Photos From High Atop Old School NYC Skyscrapers

14 Nerve-Wracking Photos From High Atop Old School NYC Skyscrapersgallery

And now, a visual tour of some of the ballsiest workers who built New York City from the ground-up, as well as those who have helped to keep it clean. Warning: some of these photos—taken between the...

Aww: Empire State Building Is Red, White & Blue Tonight For 1 WTC

Aww: Empire State Building Is Red, White & Blue Tonight For 1 WTC

One World Trade Center is officially New York City's tallest building, at 1271 feet, today, and the Empire State Building is tipping its hat (or crown?) to its big buddy. Per the ESB's press people:The Empire...

Take That, ESB: One World Trade Center Goes Red For Cardinal Dolan

Take That, ESB: One World Trade Center Goes Red For Cardinal Dolan

Red Freedom (Jonathan Zurick's flickr). The Empire State Building might have made a point of going white this weekend, but at least one structure in the city went and honored newly-anointed Cardinal Dolan with some red...

The Empire State Building Is Tiny... Compared To This Other Building

The Empire State Building Is Tiny... Compared To This Other Building

Think being on the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building is vertigo inducing? Well in Dubai, the buildings grow straight through the clouds. A new diagram shows the World's Tallest Buildings as of July 2011,...

Will Brooklyn Get The First Historic Skyscraper District?

Will Brooklyn Get The First Historic Skyscraper District?

When someone mentions skyscrapers to us, our thoughts turn to the towering monoliths of midtown, or the glass giants of lower Manhattan. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has been considering creating the first historic skyscraper district in...

Get Ready For A New Skyline

Get Ready For A New Skyline

Renderings of 1 World Trade Center, 15 Penn Plaza, and the Beekman Tower during construction in June. Anthony Malkin may have spent most of last week bitching about the City Council-approved 15 Penn Plaza project, but...

City Skyscrapers Dim Lights For Birds

City Skyscrapers Dim Lights For Birds

Photo via djwerdna's flickr While the Canada geese may be putting airplanes in danger, our tall buildings are putting migrating birds in harms way! According to the New York City Audubon, each year an estimated 90,000...

NY's Skyscrapers Belittled By Burj Dubai

NY's Skyscrapers Belittled By Burj Dubai

Burj Dubai — the skyscraper begun in 2004 and soon to be finished — is more than a thousand feet taller than NY's tallest building. This is the Green Room has a neat little post comparing...

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