The impending construction of 15 Penn Plaza goes to a vote before the City Council today, and a few parties are concerned. Among the most perturbed by the proposed 1,200-foot-high shining hulk of a skyscraper is Friends of the New York City Skyline, a group that includes the Historic Districts Council, the Landmark Conservancy and the very pissed off Malkin Holdings. Malkin currently holds the Empire State Building, which they claim is in jeopardy of being overshadowed by the new construction set to replace the Hotel Pennsylvania some 900 feet away.
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