Another Look at the Quite Possibly Insane Midtown Skyline of the Future

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Now that’s a skyline. (William Weber/Curbed)

midtowneastrezonebefore Another Look at the Quite Possibly Insane Midtown Skyline of the Future

How does it compare to today?

Back when we did our big report one what the Bloomberg administration has in store for Midtown East under an in-the-works rezoning, we came up with a little dream/doomsday scenario of what that might look like. Then, when the city officially unveiled the plans, they revealed that some sites could potentially see buildings as big or bigger than the Empire State Building, and they produced their own images of this brave new world.

Now, our pals over at Curbed have come up with their own rendering of a Midtown of the future, which are equally exciting and terrifying, depending on where you stand on cool new skyscrapers and the crowds and shadows that come with them. Which camp are you in? Let us know in the comments.