against the superscrapers letter

Feb 29 2016 | 01:10 AM

To the Editor:

Your story extolling the wonders and marvels of the new generation of ugly mistakes which are polluting our iconic skyline -- and the quality of our urban existence -- displays remarkable ignorance of the devolution which monster towers represent.

Two of the 15 paragraphs comprising your front page story are devoted to cursory mention of the harms which these uber-phallic projections are introducing -- and they are relegated to the very rear of the story, which concludes which the typical mealy-mouth mush dished out by the mayoral stooge Carl Weisbrod in his rubber-stamp role as Chair of the City Planning Commission.

Why not do the community a real service on this crucial issue and devote an entire page to a d-e-b-a-t-e on the pros and cons raised by mankind’s latest attempts to erect the Tower of Babble ?

Howard Charles Yourow, S.J.D.

Coalition For A Human-Scale City