In case you don't get out much to the rest of Manhattan, you should know that it's over for the picture postcard area around 57th Street and Central Park South. Be thankful for your memories of being in the Park or walking along the classy "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 57th Street. Part of this area falls under Councilman Dan Garodnick's realm, though the fault lies much deeper and wider than with one councilman, but rests with city planners, zoning regulations, and the politicians who let all this happen. (May the name of Michael Bloomberg be forever emblazoned in the appropriate Hall of Shame for what he allowed Manhattan to become.)
Weep while you read this:
Why 57 Street is the Supertall Tower Mecca of New York.
And check this out. A website for 432 Park Avenue, which will be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, at least for a while. Note which language follows English.