POLL: Do You Agree with the Central Park Skyscraper Moratorium?

Posted On Wed, May 20, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, May 20, 2015 By In Midtown, New Developments, Policy, Polls

Yesterday we reported that Community Board Five’s Sunshine Task Force is calling for “an immediate, temporary moratorium on any new construction of 600 feet or taller that is not already undergoing public review, particularly with those threatening to cast shadows over Central Park in an area bounded by 53rd Street and Central Park South, and Fifth Avenue to Eighth Avenue.” The resolution comes after months of fierce debate over the shadows being cast on the park from an influx of supertall towers just to its south. Local residents feel that this is destroying the park’s character and that a lack of transparency is leading to out-of-scale development. But as it stands now, those putting up these sky-high towers are doing so as of right, which leads us to this week’s poll.

Images: “The Accidental Skyline” via MAS (L); 111 West 57th Street via Property Markets Group (R)

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