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Build This Tower

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Build This Tower Should have posted this long ago, just didn't get around to it.

As you found your way to this page, chances are you care at least a little about skyscrapers and about New York. So the point is, there's this proposal for a super skyscraper at 53 West 53rd Street, next to the MoMA.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/15/arts/design/15arch.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

And you know what? The NIMBYs are out in force against it.

But one heroic skyscraper enthusiast has drawn up this petition to the powers that be to fast track approving the tower.

http://www.petitiononline.com/53West53/petition.html

In the name of the best within you, consider signing it.

Doesn't matter whether you like that particular building design or not. It's not only about this building. The upshot is, if there's popular support for this building, it shows politicians that being anti-development isn't the safe bet they think it is.

Don't think signing online petitions makes a difference? Maybe. But it already got some press coverage.

http://www.observer.com/2008/community-board-votes-against-moma-tower-development-enthusiascounter-petition

OK, armchair activists and keyboard jockeys sign this petition and feel good. ;) And who knows, maybe, just maybe, it may really do some good.

Thank you very much in advance. :)

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde. Guess what, the NIMBYs want to rob us blind, too.

Added by Alexander Butziger
on 6/15, 1:04pm

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