Yeah there is satirical irony in that to your communist (or anti-entitlement) dig towards Gopnick comes from the opposite political viewpoint; radical and unbridled capitalism.
Last edited by TREPYE; November 20th, 2015 at 12:08 PM.
One the oddest NIMBY claims in this latest construction boom is "the buyers are all from China and Russia." No, the buyers are overwhelmingly local. Even the most foreigner-oriented buildings are mostly local. 220 CPS is half local and 70% U.S., and you can't get any more foreigner-friendly than billionaires row. Buildings on the UES or UWS or in Flatiron or in the West Village are almost entirely local. Even One57, probably the most expat-oriented new building in Manhattan is half local.
I like the way this building looks; I am less enamored with what it 'represents'.....
Excerpt - The most remarkable thing about 432 Park, however, is not just its sheer size. It is the fact that, in a building so tall and imposing, with over 400,000 square feet of usable interior space, there are only 104 units for people to live in. 432 Park Avenue is, in short, a monument to the epic rise of the global super-wealthy. It is the house that historic inequality built.