2:00PM Water Cooler 6/20/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, as Yves approaches escape velocity from New York, I will be taking on more posting duties for the next week or so; I hope I don’t run out…

The Last Skyscraper of Its Kind

Why do so many of New York’s older skyscrapers have a similar design? The answer can be traced back to a monumental 1916 zoning law, which established “setback” requirements for buildings above a certain height.…