Amanda Burden Is Not Afraid of Heights

The city Planning Director notably never joined in the chorus calling for a shorter Ms. Brooklyn tower at Atlantic Yards (or is it Miss Brooklyn? It can never decide.) At a Crain’s breakfast on Wednesday morning, Ms. Burden wouldn’t predict if the tower’s last-minute downsizing would have a chilling effect on developers.

But she did say that skyscrapers are good for the soul:

The city needs big projects and in fact tall buildings are aspirational and give the city, really give the world, a feeling that we welcome innovation and expressions of aspirational architecture.

- Matthew Schuerman