New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Greta Levy

The Jewish Voice NY Developers Under Scrutiny for Using Empty Space To Bump Tower Heights by Greta Levy

NY Developers Under Scrutiny for Using Empty Space To Bump Tower Heights

Towering structures have been a feature of many New York neighborhoods for quite some time now, but some of these buildings have big gaps in them that are supposed to be for mechanical purposes, hence why they’re known as “mechanical voids.” As skeptics grow more concerned about the increase in the use of these empty spaces, the city is looking to step in. The mayor and city council are ready to start looking into the matter that skeptics suggest could create dangerous situations and unnecessary and wasteful uses of space and resources.