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."