It seems every other day we hear about a new super-tall, super-luxury, super-billionaire-y skyscraper slated to hulk over Manhattan. And now, there's a visualization of how they'll reshape the classic skyline you currently know and love. And it ain't pretty.
A new rendering by New York Yimby envisions what the Midtown skyline will look like from Central Park in 2018 if developers are able to carry out their plans for several sky-high palaces for multimillionaires on West 57th St, or the so-called Billionaire’s Row. The sight is stunning… and a bit startling, if you’re not currently swimming in cash.
Just last year, the 1,004ft One57 arrived on the block, and a handful of other insanely tall residential towers will rise nearby — including what could be the tallest residential structure in the Western Hemisphere, according to a report by The New York Times. Welp, us plebes will just have to gaze up at them from the cold of their long shadows across the park and dream…
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and (unfortunately?) cannot see he his house from here. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.