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Why New York's Skyline Has a Distinct Look

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Why do so many of New York's older skyscrapers have a similar design?

The answer can be traced back to a monumental 1916 zoning law, which established “setback” requirements for buildings above a certain height. In the heart of the Financial District, the Equitable Building, a historic skyscraper that predates the law, remains a symbol of the excesses of the pre-zoning era.

Video by Raymond Schillinger
Camera: Brian Schildhorn
Additional Production: Ren Potts, Jordan Oplinger, Maya Greene
Graphics: Christian Capestany

Special thanks to:

Silverstein Properties
Carol Willis - Founder, Director, and Curator of The Skyscraper Museum
New York City Department of City Planning

Archival Photographs from Getty Images, POND5

#NYC #history #architecture

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