Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Hey! You're Blocking my View!
We went to Manhattan for a visit with our financial advisor, which we do about once a year. The company has a number of floors in a modern office building. We were on the 40th floor, and the view of Central Park looking north is always spectacular! Every time we go there, I take the same picture out the window because it is so beautiful! But THIS year I was stunned! A brand new building under construction cuts right through the view of Central Park. I couldn't believe it! Can they do this - build a new building that cuts off the view for an existing building? The building we were in is a building that has been there since I have been in New York!
Well, I guess the answer is that they can, in fact do this. But what a shock! And this is only the half of it. Look how high the building is altogether! What keeps this from blowing over in a strong wind? It is called the Central Park Tower, and when finished, it will be the tallest residential building in New York City.
Is this crazy? Would you want to have an apartment in this building and stay in it during a hurricane? I don't know, but maybe it would be fun to feel the building sway back and forth. I am not afraid of heights, but this just seems crazy. Oh, and it is probably expensive as well!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 6:07 PM