Saturday, June 26, 2021

A New York Issue with a Hudson Connection

On Thursday, the New York Post published an article about a new building, 1,645 feet tall, to be constructed next to Grand Central Station and the effort underway to stop it from happening: "Lawsuit seeks to stop mega-tower from ruining the 'grandeur' of Grand Central."

The first paragraph of the article reads:
An 82-year-old preservationist is single-handedly waging war against a 1,645-foot mega-tower that's set to go up next to Grand Central--claiming the behemoth building would mar the "heart of New York."
That heroic preservationist is Christabal Gough, a Hudson resident, a committed observer of the Hudson Historic Preservation Commission, and someone known to many of us here in Hudson. In the article, which is recommended reading, Gough is quoted as saying, "Why do we have a landmarks law if not to protect buildings like Grand Central?"

The lawsuit filed by Gough asserts the proposed new building would "completely overwhelm and resign to utter insignificance the grandeur of Grand Central."


  1. they are not really releasing the renderings of the two buildings but it is a total of 3 million feet. it is beyond enormous. it has more 2 million square feet of office space, none of which New York needs now or for the next 30 years.

    the real story here is that the IRS code and the City codes favor this investment of capital instead of building factories or investing in businesses that create jobs.

    this project and half of all the office buildings that has been built in New York are a waste of capital that really adds nothing to the economy.

    Plus, it is hideous. Thank you Ms Gough for leading the fight.

  2. I hope Christabell is the new Jackie Kennedy and has clout in NYC. That's disgraceful and no need for it. Good luck and thank you Christabell.

  3. Christabel. Our Super Heroine ... a mythological or legendary woman often of divine descent having great strength or ability : a woman admired and emulated for her achievements.