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Decoded: The City's Most 'Unobstructed' of Views

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. If you have any ideas for us, send them to the tipline. Today's word: Unobstructed.

Pro listing tip: Every window features an unobstructed view. It's just a view of whatever is closest to the window, even if that thing could itself be viewed as an obstruction. A skyline is the perfect thing to have an unobstructed view of, because a skyline is, by definition, an "overall or partial view of a city's buildings and structures against the sky." As long as there's any amount of sky visible, that's a skyline. And if a new building goes up right next door? The view didn't get obstructed—the skyline just changed!

You just have to kind of look around those two buildings there.

Weird how that picture of the Empire State Building doesn't really seem like it was taken inside the apartment.

Translation: you want walls so bad, you put them in.
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