NYC Sues Verizon Because Heinously Ugly Building Is Too Tall

Apparently the extremely ugly Verizon skyscraper in NYC is too tall, and is now the subject of a lawsuit.

From Gothamist:

When they purchased the land and air rights from the city in 1972, “the agreement called for the phone company to give the city $17 million and to build Murry Bergtraum High School. But, the city says, New York Telephone built far more usable space—1.2 million square feet—than it said it would, thereby undervaluing the deal and shortchanging taxpayers.”

Tsk, tsk. The issue came to light when Verizon sold several floors of the building in 2007.

City Sues Verizon Over Making Ugly Building Too Tall [Gothamist]