The New York Times takes a peek at internationally acclaimed architect Rafael Vinoly’s 277 Fifth Ave, NoMad’s skyline-defining 55-story tower.

To protect the project’s stunning skyline views, the developer purchased the surrounding air rights. Ran Korolik, EVP of Victor Group, explains, “It ensures that no other high-rises will ever go up next door.”

Learn more about this chess-like tactic here: http://nyti.ms/2wMDGCQ.