Look Up: The Midtown Tower with Commuter Jet Aspirations to and from Uptown

Just as Browning’s lifestyle tested social conventions, so too did his properties. In most cases, his spectacular ideas were nothing more than wishful thinking, perhaps insightful but even today unrealized (and abnormal). In addition to his call for windows at the World’s Tower, Browning had plans to launch bomber plans from its tiny roof and use the space as a landing for a commuter plane so that he could arrive to work from his uptown apartment.

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