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THE RIGHT ANGLES

A NEW KIND OF SKYSCRAPER IS BRINGING MORE LIGHT AND AIR TO AN INCREASINGLY DENSE NEW YORK CITY.

Manhattan’s West Side Highway is lined by a gleaming wall of glass and metal. The skyscrapers along this stretch tend to be tall and boxy—aside from one conspicuous exception. Forty Tenth Avenue, a 12-story building from Chicago architecture firm Studio Gang, cuts a jagged silhouette against an otherwise rectilinear skyline. The southeastern side of the building tapers back from the eighth floor toward the roof and

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