MoMA Tower Foes Targeting Speaker Quinn

Looks like the mayor isn’t the only one with a budget for advertising.

Opponents of the Jean Nouvel-designed skyscraper, planned to rise next to MoMA, are out today with an ad targeting Council Speaker Christine Quinn. The ad puts Ms. Quinn’s portrait over some shots of how the 1,050-foot tower might “overwhelm” the neighborhood, and implores her to “say no.” (The Transom’s favorite is the ominous shadow over Central Park.)

Speaker Quinn has yet to take a strong stand on the proposed tower, but Amanda Burden, the chair of the City Planning Commission, took 200 feet off the top of the proposal last month–which could be a sign that a compromise is in the works.

The ads are running on seven different news networks today, the day before a council hearing on the tower.

MoMA Tower Foes Targeting Speaker Quinn