Past Event

The Alchemy of Air Rights: Tall skinny buildings across Manhattan

February 2, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

"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 will trace the history of this transformation and discuss its broader implications. 

EPIC members, faculty, and invited guests speak on topics that range across the academic spectrum and also address issues of particular importance to the retired academic community.

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Diana Dumitru