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Central “Dark” & Our City’s Fabric

In a recent interview with Dezeen Magazine, Elizabeth Diller of the architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro shed some light on the issue of unbridled development in a city like New York:

“I believe in planning logics where you have neighborhoods, and you don’t just do one building at a time. We need more planning vision in the city than there is now, where there’s no thinking of the effect of tall buildings. Every property owner is in it for themselves, building into outer space. I think [the towers] are pretty weird and interesting from a structural standpoint. I wouldn’t mind having one single floor plate to myself with four views, but they damage the city fabric.”

Diller’s viewpoint encapsulates growing concerns with the rising skyline around Central Park, whose looming shadows continue to encroach upon the New York Landmark.

supertall.0Photo courtesy of NYConstructionPhoto (2016)

 

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