Stop the tower, save the park.
So sayeth the Daily News in a stern editorial on Monday regarding developer Aby Rosen’s plans to plunk a glass condo tower atop 980 Madison Avenue. The 355-foot, 18-unit tower would loom over Central Park, according to the Daily News, putting “the privilege of 18 multimillionaires over the interests of 25 million commoners who visit the park annually.”
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is mulling a vote that could stop the tower, a vote wrapped in the sort of distinctly New York controversy reminiscent of that which swirled around 2 Columbus Circle last year. The public comment period ended on Tuesday, and a commission vote appears imminent.
– Tom Acitelli