2010-09-02 / Letters/Opinion

Question: Do you think the city should allow a builder to erect a towering skyscraper near Madison Square Garden that would rival the nearby iconic Empire State Building and change the Manhattan skyline? Briefly explain.

Compiled by Bill O’Neill Compiled by Bill O’Neill


“No, I don’t think the city should accept that. What happened on 9/11 – the city should be cautious about putting up another skyscraper. And the city wouldn’t look the same with another tall building like that.” –Claudia Rodriguez, Bushwick “No, I don’t think the city should accept that. What happened on 9/11 – the city should be cautious about putting up another skyscraper. And the city wouldn’t look the same with another tall building like that.” –Claudia Rodriguez, Bushwick
“ It’s not a good idea. The skyline has been a fixture of
New York. Shouldn’t change the skyline. People won’t
want to come here.”
–Errol Hayden, East New York“ It’s not a good idea. The skyline has been a fixture of New York. Shouldn’t change the skyline. People won’t want to come here.” –Errol Hayden, East New York

“I think they should put up the building, because it’s
innovation. It spurs more building in the area. It’s good for
the city for jobs.”
–Thomas DiFanzo, Canarsie“I think they should put up the building, because it’s innovation. It spurs more building in the area. It’s good for the city for jobs.” –Thomas DiFanzo, Canarsie

“ Well, there’s always politics and arguments about putting up new buildings. They should allow it.” –Amauris Castanos, Cyprus Hills “ Well, there’s always politics and arguments about putting up new buildings. They should allow it.” –Amauris Castanos, Cyprus Hills

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