Bloomberg’s plan to raise East Side skyline voted down in City Council

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – A plan that would have reshaped the East Side of Manhattan has been squashed by City Council.

It’s a proposal supported by Mayor Bloomberg that would have rezoned a 73-block area on the east side of midtown to allow for new office towers.

Some of the towers may have been higher then the Chrysler Building.

Bloomberg says it would have brought in new tax revenue and jobs.

Even though the plan is dead, it doesn’t mean the area won’t be rezoned in the near future.