pesco at April 24th, 2014 12:22 — #1
boundegar at April 24th, 2014 12:32 — #2
First-world problems suck.
kpkpkp at April 24th, 2014 12:38 — #3
The silhouette of a large extended middle finger.
freezerbee at April 24th, 2014 12:45 — #4
Residents of world's greatest city complain about shadows cast by world's greatest city.
jardine at April 24th, 2014 12:47 — #5
I bet the trees in Central Park cast shadows too. Better cut those down.
samsa at April 24th, 2014 12:52 — #6
Buuut I paaaaid 10 million for this 1400 square foot condooo and now it's occasionally in shaaaaaade stamps feet
krishnamurder at April 24th, 2014 12:57 — #7
This is not a new issue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1916_Zoning_Resolution.
Just a guess, but it seems like a lot of the commenters here don't actually live here in NYC. I, for one, like tall buildings, but I also like to see the sun from time to time. Considering that it is unlikely that the particular building mentioned in the post will be the last to be built here, perhaps talking about this is a way to make builders and policy makers consider the effects of their profitable ventures on the other people who live and work in NYC.
Hmm, that's too long and doesn't seem to fit in with the tone of the discussion. How about this:
Nice to see BBers think only people who can afford million-dollar vacation homes should be allowed direct sunlight.
krishnamurder at April 24th, 2014 13:00 — #8
The condo is in the sky. The millionaire who lives there gets plenty of sun. It's all the little people at street level that are in the shade. Look at them down there, in the dark, scurrying around like insects. Disgusting.
themudshark at April 24th, 2014 13:00 — #9
No doubt this is a first world problem, but it is also a symptom of city planning by obscenely rich people for obscenely rich people with zero fucks given about public spaces that people who actually live there may use.
jerwin at April 24th, 2014 13:03 — #10
phasmafelis at April 24th, 2014 13:07 — #11
Doesn't New York get brutally hot in the summer, what with all the asphalt and close-packed buildings? I'd be happy about getting a little extra shade.
krishnamurder at April 24th, 2014 13:09 — #12
cocomaan at April 24th, 2014 13:14 — #13
thank god central park was shadow free up until this point.
zachstronaut at April 24th, 2014 13:14 — #14
How the hell did NY bungle the zoning on this? There weren't 85 story buildings along the park before... why are they allowing them now?
cocomaan at April 24th, 2014 13:15 — #15
repeal of 1916 Zoning Resolution
peregrinus_bis at April 24th, 2014 13:19 — #16
It actually also seems pointless. What do you see of the Park from the 85th floor?
cocomaan at April 24th, 2014 13:20 — #17
You can see all your piles of money.
funruly at April 24th, 2014 13:20 — #18
lorq at April 24th, 2014 13:35 — #19
What's grimly amusing is that the shadow of the building screws up the view from the building.
gyrofrog at April 24th, 2014 13:35 — #20
"One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace." -- Jean Giraudoux
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