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Skyscrapers Go for Woke

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OK. Take a deep breath. Here ya go:


Yep. This gargantuan project, which will be the tallest building in New York City (and, indeed, the entire western hemisphere) is specifically slated to be built strictly by black people (oh, and women) and whose tenants will only be “minority entrepreneurs.”

Of course, you can imagine the swooning happening in some quarters. Architectural Digest notes, “The boxes are clad in floor-to-ceiling glass windows that sit within a milky white terrazzo fa├žade whose shape mimics afro picks, a subtle tribute to Black culture.

Afro picks.; Got it.