Skyscrapers creep closer and closer

Conceptual drawing of new construction.

With one high-rise by the Manhattan Bridge already cresting above the surrounding buildings, developers have plans for more skyscrapers along the East River — four 700-foot plus towers along the unzoned stretch along South Street.

Residents from the Two Bridges community met with developers and elected officials last week and left with the impression that there was little that could be done to stop the push for massive construction. River views can be extremely attractive to high-paying customers, especially on property so close to Wall Street.

There is potential room for further development all the way up the shore to Jackson Street.