Empire State Building could get competition

August 19, 2010 4:39:58 AM PDT
The Empire State Building could be getting some competition.

Vornado Realty Trust is hoping to build an office tower on 33rd Street that would stand 1,090 feet tall.

That's only 60 feet shorter than the Empire State Building.

Critics say the new tower would both disrupt the skyline and prevent many residents on the West Side from seeing the Empire State Building.

The City Council will consider the new building's proposal on Monday.