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The slew of mega-towers rising along West 57th Street is doing more than just worrying preservationists and scaring neighbors. It's also threatening to put Central Park in shadow, because the seven buildings-in-progress "will form a fence of steel and glass that will block significant swaths of the park's southern exposure," especially in the winter. It just so happens that 26 years ago this month, a coalition of New Yorkers banded together behind Jackie O and incited Mort Zuckerman to scale back plans for what eventually became the Time Warner Center. But because the institutions that helped save the park's sunlight then aren't as "rabble-rousing" now, the onus is on individuals to protest. But will they? [NYT; previously]