Originally Posted by NYguy
It's all about the views these days. I'm looking forward to seeing how this plays out.
I believe the implications of 158 Madison will echo beyond this one development, seeing how close to the ESB the site is. If 158 Madison is sufficiently tall, it could spur develepment closer to the ESB that would eventually leave it in a state comparable to the Chrysler building, the tallest peak in it's immediate vicinity, but not big enough to dominate it's surroundings. It's something that would change the character of Midtown in a way that it hasn't since the ESB was completed some 80 years ago and I'm looking forward to it.
However, since the odds of NIMBY frustration towards this state of affairs are nearly 110% certain, I wish that instead of wasting their energy fighting the inevitable they would instead use it constructively by demanding that the Metlife North Building is completed so that art deco architecture can maintain it's very significant presence in the midtown skyline without compromising further development near the ESB.