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The Greatest Building: “If I Had To Pick One Tower, It Wouldn’t Be the Empire State Building”


Dubbeldam: And afterwards, they were the best thing New York had ever had. You only realize these things once they’re gone.

Davidson: Okay, we’ve discussed a lot of skyscrapers. Do we have any other candidates?

Bergdoll: I’m going to go with the Whitney.

Dubbeldam: Oh, you beat me to it! The Whitney! I’ve said that for years! I love the potted plaza below street level, and the little bridge. It’s one of the most beautiful buildings in New York.

Davidson: Barry and Winka vote for the Whitney. Everyone else is sticking to Grand Central?

Genevro: I sure am. It has very cool things: a ceiling with constellations, glass walls that you can walk along, on glass catwalks. The Oyster Bar! It embodies the ambition and dynamism of the city, and it’s also an incredible technical accomplishment. Grand Central is the ultimate New York place.


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