Power Grid

The New York tabloids had a field day with the story of the unfortunate Dr. Nicholas Burtha, who apparently blew up his Upper East Side townhouse rather than give it to his ex-wife as part of a divorce settlement. The length to which Burtha was willing to go may seem extreme, but it isn’t ultimately foreign to most New Yorkers, whose leases often outlast their love affairs. All over the city there is activity, from the towers beginning to spring up along the East River waterfront to the smaller-scale constructions filling in the city’s remaining vacant lots. Here are 42 projects that provide a snapshot of development right now. […]

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