No Mega-Tall Skyscrapers on the Horizon in New York

Zoning and funding have kept developers from trying for a megatall project in the city’s already crowded skyline, despite projects at that scale in other parts of the world.
August 4, 2018, 5am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Despite being the most populous city in the United States, New York City has no 2,000-foot tall towers, and developers think that's unlikely to change in the near future. There are no such projects currently in the works. Developers cite the loss of high density zoning and a lack of interest from clients as reasons why this hasn't happened yet.

Mega-tall towers, defined as structures over 600 meters (1,924 feet) by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, are under construction in other cities around the world. "Currently, there are a few megatalls in development or under construction across the world; the tallest, the Jeddah Tower, is on the rise in Saudi Arabia and will rise a whopping 3,281 feet when completed," Amy Plitt reports for Curbed New York.

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Published on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Curbed NY
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