Sky Lined


At the moment, New York City does not have rent regulation laws, but it will soon have the country’s actual tallest building: New York YIMBY has discovered that the roof of Nordstorm Tower will reach one thousand, five hundred and twenty-two feet, making it seventy-one feet taller than Chicago’s Willis Tower, the current record-holder for highest roof in the U.S. — and embarrassingly more vertical than One World Trade Center, the current pretender to the title of “tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere,” whose roof is just one thousand, three hundred and sixty-eight feet high. The shadow it casts over Central Park should feel positively refreshing come the summer of 2020.

Original rendering of the 57th Street skyline circa 2020 by NY YIMBY; enhanced rendering by John Herrman