52 Reasons to Love Westchester
How do we love the County? Let us count the ways.
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52: Because We Now Have Two Skylines You Can See from More Than Two Miles Away
Westchester is moving up in the world—literally, or at least vertically. Whereas once the county had no skyline to speak of, now it has two, given to us by—of all people—Donald Trump (and his local partner, Louis Cappelli). The Trump Plaza in New Rochelle reaches more than 400 feet into the air, just slightly taller than the 35-story Trump Tower in White Plains. But it’s Cappelli’s gleaming, glass Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, in White Plains, standing at a majestic 44 stories, that really gives our skyline a noteworthy, modern edge. The shine from the tower in daylight and the iridescent blue light it gives off in the nighttime acts like a beacon calling shoppers to White Plains. (And the tower is a good landmark to use to chart your progress in the rush-hour traffic on I-287.) We hear the view from 42, the Ritz’s top-level restaurant, is stunning—but we prefer to look at it from the outside.