The Ariel East and Ariel West are a pair of apartment buildings on Broadway at 99th Street that are known for being the tallest buildings on Manhattan's predominantly residential Upper West Side.


Construction of the Ariel stirred intense controversy in the upscale residential neighborhood that had believed zoning laws precluded the construction of buildings over 16 stories in height.[1][2]


  1. High Anxiety, JIM RASENBERGER, New York Times, June 17, 2007 [1]
  2. Fear of Heights On the West Side; 2 Towers on Broadway Catch Neighborhood Advocates Off Guard, JOSEPH BERGER, New York Times, May 1, 2006 [2]

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