40 Percent of Manhattan’s Buildings Would Be Unbuildable Today

25 May of 2016 by

720 Park Avenue could not be built today. Image via Google Maps

Many feel that the city’s current construction boom is unprecedented, but while towers may be reaching new heights, according to a new report by architecture firm KPF, nearly three-quarters of the city’s existing square footage was actually built between the 1900s and 1930s. More interestingly, The Times points…
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