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A Behemoth In Columbus Circle

When the city joins forces with the developers to maximize profit, the balance between public interests and private interests is endangered.
November 28, 2003, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The new Time Warner Center, at the southwest corner of Central Park, isn't a bad piece of urban design.... If you don't look up, you could like this building." After a long and tortured history for one of New York's most prominent and valuable real estate sites, a new development project has finally arisen. "The center originated when the government decided to sell off a piece of public land to private developers. A really big building would pay for a lot of subway cars. But that isn't the way to construct a city...."

Thanks to Zvi Leve

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Published on Monday, November 10, 2003 in The New Yorker


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