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By 1927, the commanding along were not just tall; they were immensely tall, true , the first built for permanent living. The tallest of them was , shooting up from at of and . Built for blue-bloods and tycoons by Emery Roth, it opened in October 1926 and was one of the first in constructed in sympathy with the city's landmark zoning law of 1916.

Concerned about diminishing sunlight and fresh air in the canyonlike created by the closely massed of , the city placed a limit on the maximum height and bulk of tall . Height limits were based upon the width of the a faced; if a developer proposed to exceed the legal limit, the stories above it had to be set back, roughly one foot for each four feet of additional height.

Forced to work within the confines of the so-called zoning envelope, architects began constructing 'set-back' , with sections of the set back further and further as they rose from their into 's sky. 'Wedding cake' architecture, some New Yorkers called it.

r was forty-one stories high. The tallest inhabited in the world, it dominated the skyline of as did that of . Residents of its upper stories had unobstructed views in all directions for a distance of twenty-five miles on clear days, 'panorama[s] unexcelled in ,' Emery Roth boasted.

It was a new way of living for the rich. They became dwellers, their '' higher than anyone had ever lived. In its architectural aspirations alone, expressed the shoot-for-the-moon spirit of the Jazz Age. Sculpted in rusticated limestone, it rose from its 'like a telescope,' up through its set-back to crowned by a glistening copper .