Super-Tall, Super-Skinny, Super-Expensive

Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the ‘pencil towers’ of New York’s super-rich by Oliver Wainwright

Tall, skinny, skyscraper’s have begun to dominate the architectural landscape of New York City. Owners of land are able to buy air rights from other land owners and add it onto their development, making their buildings taller. Billionaires buy up blocks of property and combine the air rights to create super tall towers. These towers started popping up in 2013 and have slowly begun to take over the area surrounding Central Park.

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