ENTERTAINMENT
Golden Globes 2018: Complete list of nominees

Christian de Portzamparc

How New York's rising trend of 'supertall' towers looks from the 92nd floor

How New York's rising trend of 'supertall' towers looks from the 92nd floor

Sometimes a view is just a view. And sometimes — when you’re standing on the 92nd floor of a controversial New York skyscraper with Rafael Viñoly — it’s a window onto the architectural arms race that is rapidly reshaping the Manhattan skyline.

For months I’d been trying to get the go-ahead from a small battalion of gatekeepers to visit 432 Park Avenue, a tower designed by Viñoly, the prolific Uruguay-born, New York-based architect, for New York developer Harry Macklowe and L.A.’s CIM Group. It’s not only the most conspicuous of the new breed of so-called supertall (also known as “pencil”) skyscrapers that have sprung up across Manhattan in recent years but at 1,396...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
57°