Right now?like, right now?the Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding a hearing on the transfer of air rights for architect Jean Nouvel's proposed skyscraper at 53 West 53rd Street. The local Community Board has already voted against the transfer, so to show that he means business, Jean Nouvel has sent in a Pritzker Prize-winning architect ... Jean Nouvel. That's him at the front of a packed hearing explaining why anyone who doubts him is a moron. Yes, we know it's blurry. More on this, eventually (this thing is going on forever).
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