Leadership

HEARING ON BILL TO LIMIT HEIGHT OF BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK CITY.

Issue 5 and Volume 57.

HEARING ON BILL TO LIMIT HEIGHT OF BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK CITY. At a hearing on the proposed ordinance to limit the height of buildings in New York City, held by a joint committee of the Board of Estimate and the Building Committee of the Board of Aldermen, Fire Underwriters, the Factory Investigating Committee and others appeared in favor of the project; in fact most of the arguments presented were favorable to such an ordinance. Burt L. Fenner, of McKim, Mead & White, architects, and member of the Commission on Height of Buildings, said he had found that architects generally favored the ordinance. The Chamber of Commerce, through Howard C. Smith, sent word that that organization had made an independent study of the problem and had decided the ordinance was a wise one. After the hearing Borough President McAneny, chairman of the Board of Estimate’s Committee on city plan, asked…

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