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Since its very beginnings, New York City has been reaching for the sky. For much of its early history, the tallest structures here were church steeples and City Hall, but that all of changed in 1883, when the Brooklyn Bridge opened. By the turn of the 20th-century, the Flatiron Building and the Woolworth Building achieved new records for height until the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building set the gold standard for skyscrapers. Building tall is the defining feature of New York, and while the scale of construction has had ups and downs along with the economy, buildings have always grown higher and higher. In the past several years, the trend has accelerated almost beyond imagining with a pipeline full of super-tall towers. Many are super-luxury NYC apartments for the mega-rich, but even so, they will drastically alter the skyline by 2021. Here are 10 that should become some of the future’s most prominent New York attractions.