Bigger, bigger

Scale can be difficult. Those could be some pylons 100 feet away, or they could be a bunch of super-talls half a mile away, past the corner of Central Park. From the left, 111 West 57th Street (1428 feet high, slenderness of 24), 157 West 57th Street (1004 feet high, slenderness about 10), 225 West 57th Street (1550 feet high, slenderness about 20), and 220 Central Park South (952 feet high, slenderness of 18).

Skyscrapers, in any era, break the scale of their surroundings.

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