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Most of New York’s supertall buildings are currently under construction or in planning stages, but by 2030, they’ll tower over Manhattan like so many middle fingers to the millions of people who can’t afford to live in New York anymore. Architecture creative agency VisualHouse imagined what that skyline might look like in 15 years. Looking […]

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Last month we saw the elevator ride up to the observatory at the top of 1 World Trade Center. Now, via the New York Times, we see what the ride down looks like. Unfortunately, it’s pretty unsettling. In the video by the Hettema Group and Blur Studio, the elevator bursts out of the side of […]

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Starting next month, if you get into an elevator going to the observatory at the top of One World Trade Center, you’ll get to witness 500 years of change compressed into 47 seconds. The video, shown here via the New York Times, begins in the 1500s when Manhattan is all forest and reaches the present […]

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Councilman Donovan Richards is set to propose a limit on the number of lights commercial buildings in NYC are allowed to keep on at night. Richards sees the legislation as an effort to curb carbon emissions. With a citywide goal of reducing the energy footprint by 80% in 2050 already in place, Richards is presenting […]

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Port Authority recently sent a cease and desist letter to Manhattan retail store Fishs Eddy over their use of the New York City skyline and tunnels on dishware. The store has been selling these dishes for 13 years, but Port Authority is very concerned about them co-opting what they consider their property. The Wire quoted the cease and […]

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Midtown is getting taller. A few buildings in particular will dramatically change the Manhattan skyline over the next few years, like the upcoming $1.4 billion, 90-story One57 skyscraper. There are plans for Extell’s Nordstrom Tower, which will be the world’s tallest place for people to live, reaching 1,775 feet. There are other buildings that will add to this evolving […]

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New York City’s second tallest building is gearing up for an announcement of a new LED exterior lighting design. As part of a complete overhaul of their energy efficiency programs, the Empire State Building is replacing the 400 exterior fluorescent lamps with 1,200 LED lights, which will provide dozens more colors and patterns, and the […]

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