Letters to the Editor: Save the planet. Read Thor Heyerdahl’s book.
This would be a good place for me (or anyone else) to point out that people living in the U.S. are not the only ones. The largest island of the world is also the smallest one too. And that’s all for the good.
— Richard P.
The U.S. government is encouraging the construction of what will be the tallest building in the world. The skyscraper at 509 feet is going to be the tallest in the world. It will be at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. That is the site, and it’s getting the go-ahead, because the government is going to put up $3 billion in bonds and make the project a reality. That is enough to get it constructed, but not enough to cover its operating costs.
Why on Earth is our government willing to spend $3 billion to make a tower that’s no more than twice as tall as the Empire State? The answer can be found in the decision to create a New York City, at least the Manhattan part. The rest of the New York City area are already developed enough to support tall buildings. The New York City is planned to be two square miles in size of the entire metropolitan area. At its present time, when our government would like to spend $3 billion more to put up a building that would be twice as tall, does it really make sense to put up an area that’s larger, and make it twice as big so that it costs twice as much? The answer is definitely no.
The idea of a New York City was not just to be a new city but to be a city that would be the dominant force in the world. And to have the largest and best skyscraper in the world, to have a building that would be more than 100 feet tall, is the ideal for that kind of dominance, and this one is a better idea on many grounds. But the idea of a New York City was