Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Only Way Is Up?

Developers hoped to have this done by 2010, but despite residents' best efforts, it turns out you can't fight City Hall

Wow. It's bad enough they're turning the Verizon building in Chelsea into a larger-than-life luxury high rise (Walker Tower!) in the middle of a residential area -- my residence, in particular -- but now the City Council has "overwhelmingly approved a plan allowing a developer to build two office buildings atop Chelsea Market." The New York Times says the long-protested project "would significantly expand a familiar neighborhood landmark which houses a popular food emporium," but I feel like these monstrosities are ruining what's left of Chelsea's homey landscape, and making it indistinguishable from any other part of the city.

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