I have indeed! I’ve posted construction photos on all of the London threads we currently have as per the below. Photos from London will be a never ending stream as I visit there quite a few times a year
To me, it’s not just about the skyscrapers. Overall, NY’s new towers are just as good, if not better than London’s.
However, In London, unlike NY, Everything is so well maintained, and shit gets redeveloped.
Just consider these hideous eyesores on NY’s most prestigious avenue. They would have been developed long ago in London, but in NY, they will be cancers on Fifth for years to come.
Also, NY refuses to embrace change for the better. As Janet Siddiq-Kahn noted, Fifth Ave should be reduced to two lanes for buses only and landscaped and pedestrianized. That great idea will never happen though.
That last pic made me lose my breath in disgust. How is it possible that something so ugly can be allowed to stand next to the esb. Its like having the queen of england wearing the crown jewels but there is just a shitstain on the side of the crown. What a shame. NYC is ripe redeveloping I hope to see the day that will happen.
I agree, Robert. The POS next to the ESB is owned by an entity related to the Estate of Sol Goldman. Ironically, it can support a tower of around 250,000 sq feet (i.e., a 700-800’ hotel/resi). Thus, there’s incentive to develop it, yet the Estate just collects rent from the schlocky tenants.