New York skyline to get new addition on scale of Empire State Building
New York skyline to get new addition on scale of Empire State BuildingPlans for a new skyscraper nearly as tall as the Empire State Building have been approved by New York city council.
The new 67-storey building will be called 15 Penn Plaza and will be constructed only two blocks from the Empire State Building. However, New York’s famous landmark will retain its title as the city’s tallest building. At 363 metres, 15 Penn Plaza is to be 18 metres shorter than its illustrious neighbour.
Vornado Realty Trust are behind the plans and have commented that it will be “an outstanding addition to New York’s skyline”. Construction is expected to begin once a tenant has been found.New York
mayor Michael Bloomberg has dismissed objections from the owners of the Empire State Building: “Anybody that owns a building in New York City changes its skyline. We don’t have to run around to every other owner and apologise.”
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