Another sleek glass tower rendering, this one, 15 Penn Plaza blocking the clear city view of the Empire State Building. The New York Times articleChristine C. Quinn, the Council speaker, said the project was about jobs and signaled that “New York City is moving forward and moving out of this recession.”

“This project and this zoning vote today are going to help make sure New York City has a new and important 21st-century office tower in Midtown Manhattan,” she said.

Yes, I understand moving into the future, the next phase of Manhattan and the pricey world of real estate.  Still yet, it cheapens the New York minute a bit more…for me.