the squeeze.

Flying into LaGuardia Airport last year, the plane flew right over Manhattan. Two of the so-called “pencil towers” on Billionaire’s Row looked like nothing less than a pair of tweezer-like pincers squeezing the life out of Central Park.

For more on these buildings and their troubling story, see Karrie Jacobs’ excellent essay, “Elevators and Escalades,” The Nation, 10 June 2024.