An NYC icon cries foul over proposed rival nearby

The Associated Press
August 24, 2010
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Look at Manhattan from afar, and the first thing you notice is the Empire State Building, spiking like a needle above the carpet of skyscrapers that coats Manhattan from tip to tip.

Now it's got some competition — a proposal for a nearby glass office tower that would rise almost as high and alter the iconic skyline. 

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