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Such Great Heights: The Promise and Peril of Tall Buildings

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When it comes to real estate, London and New York can seem like transatlantic copies of each other. Stratospheric prices, increasing worries about income disparity, and a boom in ultra-luxe residential construction have many residents worried about the exponential pace of change in both metropolises, as more and more cranes cluster around high-end neighborhoods. Two recent stories have crystalized concerns about the current vertical boom and offered seemingly alternate reactions.

How New York and London compare >>