City Council approves Hines’ MoMa tower

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The New York City Council voted to approve the Jean Nouvel-designed skyscraper today, set to build next to the Museum of Modern Art at 53 West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The vote comes on the heels of massive discord over the proposed tower, which opponents feel is planned to be too tall for the neighborhood. It’s not yet clear whether development group Hines will restrict the height of the structure to 1,050 feet, as had been reported, or whether the tower will extend to 1,250 feet as the Hines group had hoped.

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