Comments on: The new era of the New York skyscraper http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sechel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48908 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:23:10 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48908 The Old World Trade and the New World Trade are being built by the Port Authority in a relatively non-residential part of the city. Recently Extell put up One57 and a dangling crane created fear, inconvenience, a public hazard etc. As future residential skyscrapers would need to be even higher to extract the money from those oligarchs needing the ego boost the cons would surely outweigh the pros in allowing future record setting towers in densely populated places such as Central Park South, etc

I think this trend burns itself out in the worst way.

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By: AlanDownunder http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48906 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 02:39:15 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48906 Not to mention the socialistic excess of all that wasted space known as Central Park.

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By: AlanDownunder http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48905 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 02:34:42 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48905 er, felicitations :-(

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By: AlanDownunder http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48904 Sun, 29 Dec 2013 02:33:16 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48904 Shared feliciations Felix, but a reminder that if private enterprise – not De Wit Clinton’s administration – had subdivided NYC we would have had a hilly chaotic jumble of claustrophobic skyscrapers (think 1970s London), not avenues and streets of aligned skyscrapers affording vistas.

So, very partial feliciations for your above one-eyed right wing ideologue commentators.

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By: pentiom http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48903 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:25:54 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48903 www.bank-paper.ir

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By: pentiom http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48902 Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:24:27 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48902 that s enough

www.bank-paper.ir

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By: crocodilechuck http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48894 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:21:56 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48894 Felix

Another thoughtful, reflective post.

May I second y2kurtus1’s felicitation above

;)

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By: DavidFisher http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48893 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 16:13:01 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48893 One does wonder what use these buildings will find if the era of the visiting plutocrat ever ends. Which some of us may hope it does, sooner rather than later. You want us to trust visiting plutocrats to want beautiful buildings, I tend more towards the opinion that we shouldn’t trust them to do anything at all.

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By: sacramentodan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48892 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:25:11 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48892 I agree entirely. I might add that if you don’t build up, you have to build out.

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By: y2kurtus1 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/24/the-new-era-of-the-new-york-skyscraper/comment-page-1/#comment-48891 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:54:14 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22906#comment-48891 “Better we have a living city with a couple of less-than-perfect buildings, than a stifled one governed by nostalgists and Nimbys.”

-well well well look who’s coming back around to free markets and limited government!

Happy Holidays Felix… and thanks for another year of thoughtful provocative and informative writing!

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