Saturday, 16 Feb 2019

Iconic view in Manhattan is threatened to disappear


IllustrationIllustration - View of the Empire State Building framed by the foot The Manhattan Bridge is one of the most iconic sights in New York City. But it is rumored that soon the iconic landscape that can be seen from the Brooklyn DUMBO area will soon disappear.

Construction of skyscrapers in the Manhattan area is rumored to threaten the existence of views of the Empire State Building and Manhattan Bridge. Unmitigated, there will be four skyscrapers along the east side of Manhattan that will block the view of the Empire State Building from the river side in Brooklyn.

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The Municipal Art Society (MAS) is one group that opposes the extinction of the iconic landscape. People living in Manhattan also oppose the development project and say that new skyscrapers will raise rental prices in the Two Bridges area and displace the old population.

"Previously you would see the Empire State Building and now would see part of the construction of the skyscraper" Tara Kelly, MAS vice president, was quoted as saying by the New York Post on Monday, December 3rd 2018.

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The four buildings are in the form of apartments with a capacity of around 6,000 people. The first tower was an apartment with 62 floors. Then the second and third towers in the form of two-story apartment, precisely on floors 62 to 69. Meanwhile, the fourth tower was built as high as 79 floors.


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