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stick n move

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I like one Vanderbilt. 111 W 57/steinway and 53 w 53/tower verre are some all time greats too imo but check this out haha...



 

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Got to Check out Hudson Yards










Jersey City


Another Midtown pencil
 
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Not a big fan of the Hudson Yards architecture... though the staircase monument is cool. Love 1 Vanderbilt.

I will always love NYC as the city that just never stops building.
 

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End of the pencil supertalls?

NYC proposing to end a zoning loophole that allowed them.

With advancements in engineering and construction, that developer can take the accumulated square footage and concentrate it in a skinny mega-tower. Floors of mechanical space, exempt from the square footage calculations, make the tower even taller.

“There is no question that they have become this lightning rod because they are not just luxury housing but uber-luxury housing,” said Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the Municipal Art Society, a nonprofit group that seeks to preserve the city’s architecture and urban design. She said they were unaffordable not only for the 99 percent but also for most of the 1 percent.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/nyregion/tallest-buildings-manhattan-loophole.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=New York
 

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