The city is getting quite big. I was stuck on the BQE today in heavy traffic, and just waiting, gazing at the surroundings, the amount of cranes is ridiculous. The thing is that a lot of it occurs in clusters, so for a minute depending on the area your in, you might not think there's a lot, but there are hundreds of projects u/c. Many are just obscured by the skyscraper masses. Highrises and mid rises in the far flung areas of Queens near Great Neck. It's all over.
With LIC, I think a super tall will happen. I think the FAA amendment for the area is bs, and will be repealed on a case-by-case basis for a tower that exceeds 900 ft+.
DoBro is unique in the sense that it takes up quite a large area. If we were to isolate DoBro, it alone would probally be in the top 10 downtowns in the country. What has happened there, and now in LIC, is nothing short of apeshit development nuts. And now, we have the recent news of 80 Flatbush. Also looking forward to 420 Albee Square which is NYC's version of 181 Fremont.
I do recall a comedy thread I once read, saying that NYC had 21 cranes. Now that was funny.
The kicker joke in the comedy was that there were 6 residential project cranes. O man, thats some ballsy comedy right there.