MoMa tower opponents may lodge legal complaint

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After yesterday’s announcement that the City Council had approved the construction of the Jean Nouvel-designed MoMa tower at 53 West 53rd Street, the opposition has pledged to continue its fight to stop the building from making its Midtown debut. “Nobody is against fine architecture,” Justin Peyser, a nearby resident and member of the Coalition for Responsible Midtown Development, told the New York Post. “The problem is where it’s being built.” The coalition, which is staunchly against the tower, will likely wage a legal challenge against the building, according to Peyser. Council member Dan Garodnick, whose district begins just north of the proposed tower site, said that the main gripe among his constituents is that the tower is too tall for the neighborhood.

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