Michael Bloomberg has rarely sought the affection of the voters who put him in office. At times, his reign as mayor has been similar to that of a benevolent dictator, passing down edicts on smoking, trans fat, and sugary soda.
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Whatever you think of Bloomberg’s social edicts, one result of his terms has been a rampant proliferation of new buildings throughout the city. He is a mayor that can emphatically get things done, from new public greenways to rezoning areas for development.
The majority of the building projects have been residential, with the city adding 40,000 new buildings and the census of 2010 finding a total of 170,000 new housing units. No other city has added more new housing units in the past ten years.
The New York Times recently released a beautiful interactive map and slideshow to help readers visualize the areas of growth and change. Below are a few of the projects completed under the watchful eye of Bloomberg during his administration. Out of 40,000 projects, you must have a favorite, too! Let us know your pick in the comments.
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