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Midtown Skyline Battle Now Being Fought With Renderings

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For those who weren't following along over the weekend, there's a battle raging in Midtown between the Empire State Building and the proposed 15 Penn Plaza project, a 1,150-foot tower soon to come before the City Council. Defenders of the Empire state Building and its views have already thrown the dreaded MoMA tower comparison in 15 Penn's facade, so what's left to do? Demonstrate through rendering magic just how much 15 Penn will change the city's skyline! Archpaper reprints a few renderings sent out by a group called Friends of the New York Skyline, a coalition that includes the Municipal Art Society and the Historic Districts Council. So take a look, and then take sides.

· Save Our Skyline, Begs Empire State Building [Archpaper]
· 15 Penn Plaza Stepping on Empire State's Toes [Curbed]

15 Penn Plaza

401 7th Avenue, New York, NY