You shouldn't be surprised to hear that there will be a ton, we really mean a ton, of high rises springing up in New York City over the next year.
In fact, we'd go as far as to speculate that by the time 2016 ends, the city's skyline will look totally different than it does now, at the start of the year.
In fact, with the ever-growing surge of super tall buildings in NYC, this year just might be the most impactful year ever for NYC's skyline.
According to New York Yimby, the number of buildings taller than 300 meters (984 feet) will double in the coming year. We'll jump from 7 to 13.
The first super towers in the city were the Chrysler Building (1,046 feet) and the Empire State Building (1,250 feet). The Empire State Building was the world's tallest building until the completion of the Twin Towers in the 1970s.
Then, up stretched the Bank of America Tower (1,200 feet) and the New York Times Building (1,200). Finally, One World Trade (1,776 feet) grew to towering heights, and dominated the skyline in 2012.
These are the buildings that have defined NYC's skyline. These are the buildings we've always thought of when we think of NYC.
This year, we're looking toward new behemoths that will stretch into the sky, defining the way NYC looks from the street, the bridges, plans and movie pan-overs. This year, we might be facing a complete and total re-definition of NYC's skyline.
Want to know which buildings will be responsible for this revision? Check out the renderings of 9 new buildings below. They'll exert dominance in NYC's skyline this coming year, both for better and for worse.
1. 217 West 57th Street - 1,500 feet
2. 220 Central Park South - 950 feet
111 West 57th Street - 1,428 feet
4. 53 West 53rd Street - 1,050 feet
5. 30 Hudson Yards - 1,296 feet
6. 35 Hudson Yards - 1,009 feet
7. 175 Greenwich Street - 1,079 feet
8. 15 Hudson Yards - 914 feet
9. 1 Manhattan West - 995 Feet
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