New Yorkers have long had a love-hate relationship with height. And, as the age of the “supertall” tower sets a new precedent for what’s possible, controversies are growing. In response, the Municipal Art Society launched its Accidental Skyline report in 2013 to track the construction of “supertalls” along the southern border of Central Park. Since then, many more have sprouted up around the city, made possible by a combination of new engineering feats coupled with the thrust of global capital.
Join us for a conversation with leading experts to consider whether or not the zoning regulations that were created to tame towers during the rise of the skyscraper in the early 20th century have kept pace with the evolving skyline.
Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 6:30pm
The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Harlem, New York