The construction of 432 Park, located a block south of West 57th in New York City, on the former site of the 80-year-old Drake Hotel. When the building reaches completion in mid-2014, it will stand as the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. [Image: Michael Hession]

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It would be pretty cool is smaller cities allowed the construction of taller buildings. I'm not sure what the fixation is with most cities imposing height limits.