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Old Posted Feb 15, 2013, 5:59 AM
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Love Bloomberg but if Quinn wins, I think it will be a disaster. She is the current favorite and has been SO off-base on most of her comments.
But, like Bloomberg, she does support growth of the skyline.

Bloomberg:
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http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/8621

"You know, anybody that builds a building in New York City changes its skyline. We don’t have to run around to every other owner and apologize,” he said. “This is something that’s great for this city.”

“Competition’s a wonderful thing. One guy owns a building. He’d like to have it be the only tall building,” he added. “I’m sorry that’s not the real world, nor should it be.”

Quinn:
Quote:
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...-blocking.html

Empire State Building owner Andrew Malkin voiced concerns that the building, planned by Vornado Realty Trust, would alter the skyline by being so tall and close to the Empire State Building itself, even blocking it from certain angles. But City Council Speaker Christine Quinn explained, "Our skyline is always changing and growing. New York City is not a stagnant city."

But they both understand the need to plan for future skyscraper growth, which the City always needs. I'm sure other candidates will weigh in on the rezoning before its done, but it'll be Bloomberg's last big stamp on the City before he leaves office.
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