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Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the 'pencil towers' of New York's super-rich

By Oliver Wainwright
Feb 5, 2019

A graphic showing 159 sites in Manhattan that could potentially accommodate a residential skyscraper of 600 ft or taller. Photograph: KPF Urban Interface

The proposed 2022 skyline overlooking Central Park. Photograph: Andrew C Nelson

There are millions of square metres of unused development rights remaining across New York, and around 100 sites that could still accommodate a super-tall tower.

Mas is tracking more than 100 proposals for super-tall towers (taller than 180 metres) in the pipeline, from a Russian-backed project at 262 Fifth Avenue – likely to block
views of the Empire State building from Madison Square Park – to 80 South Street, a vertiginous needle for Lower Manhattan, whose 426,000 sq ftof air rights account for
almost half its height. There are many more on the way. Brooklyn is the latest battleground and even Harlem is being touted as the next frontier.
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“Office buildings are our factories – whether for tech, creative or traditional industries we must continue to grow our modern factories to create new jobs,” said United States Senator Chuck Schumer.
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