Of the developer who drew an analogy between the $200 million sculpture coming to a plaza in the Hudson Yards and the Eiffel Tower this week, we ask, "Have you ever looked around this city?"
Related Co. chairman Stephen Ross, whose company is underwriting the yet-to-be-revealed sculpture designed by British artist Thomas Heatherwick, declared it would “become to New York what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris" at a Crain's New York real estate conference Monday.
We've got a few of those already:
Isn't the Statue of Liberty the Big Apple's Eiffel Tower?
The icon of freedom and democracy was a gift from the people of France.
What about the Empire State Building?
It, too, lights up every evening.
Or the Freedom Tower?
We advise Ross to take a 360-degree look around himself before making another such — as described his own analogy — "very bold statement."