Originally Posted by Pennsgrant
The nimbys living in this commie box albatross are complaining about the new modern tower blocking their sunlight,adding congestion,and wind resistance.
Does this happen in other cities or is this a Philadlephia thing??
Oh this most definitely is NOT just a Philly thing and happens almost everywhere (including NYC of all places). There is even a new forum thread dedicated to this in city discussions.
My understanding is that Philly NIMBYS are actually relatively tame compared to those of San Francisco.
ETA: Interestingly enough, from reading the article it seems as though the main NIMBY contingent isn't from the commie box across the street but from the rather handsome 1920 Chestnut:
(This photo from the article doesn't do it justice)
So the people complaining about this tall building with no parking live in... you guessed it, a tall building with no parking.