Tuesday Talk - February 2, 2021

The Alchemy of Air Rights: How tall skinny buildings began to appear out of thin air across Manhattan

Speaker: Elliott Sclar, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning 

The proliferation of “super tall” buildings across Manhattan reflects the way the City’s zoning laws and its real estate market have been transformed in an era of global financialization. Elliott Sclar traced the history of this transformation and discussed its broader implications. 

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