Columbia University’s final scope of work for its Manhattanville expansion just came out (PDF), which means that they are at about step two of a seven- or eight-step approval process. Trees all over the world are thanking Adobe for their lives right now: the document checks in at 278 pages, and all it does is lay out what the project entails and what has to be studied. The actual environmental impact statement, which will come in draft and final flavors, will be several times as long.
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