Policy Reports

The Latest Generation of Towers: Tall, Slender and Mostly Residential


November 10, 2015

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On October 1, 2015, REBNY moderated a roundtable discussion with an architect, zoning consultant, architectural historian, environmental scientist and an urban planner (see biographies on p. 4) to talk about the tall, slender, mostly residential towers that have recently been the subject of much discussion by community groups and elected officials. This document is intended as a clear and objective discussion of the issues surrounding the latest generation of towers in a way that is beneficial to the public, the press, as well as government and elected officials.