For decades, New York City has been deemed one of the greatest metropolitan cities in the world for business, tourism, lifestyle and innovation. However, with the growing number of businesses, advances in technology and rise of global competition, New York City is falling behind. In order for New York City to remain globally competitive in the 21st Century, Midtown East, long the dominant business district in Manhattan, needs to be able to develop office space that can compete with international cities like London, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Midtown21C was formed in order to promote and advocate on behalf of the Midtown East rezoning proposal. It is imperative that New York City be able to develop buildings with column-free floors, greater floor-to-ceiling heights, energy efficient features, and world-class designs that will rival—and surpass—other international cities. The coalition is urging that the rezoning be completed over the next several months so that businesses and developers interested in building know fully the rules under which they will be planning and more importantly building on the future of New York City, upholding its title of the best city in the world.