The shadow of 157 W 57th St

I went for a walk, of course, in the fantastic cold and brilliantly clear post-snow Central Park today. Here’s a picture that gives you an idea of the glory of the day.

Now here’s a contrasting picture, of a popular sledding hill, in the shadow of 157 W 57th St, the first of the new skyscrapers to go up on the south end of the park.

You can see how dramatic the difference is on a sunny day.

This shadow is emerging as a political issue in NYC.

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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