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When plans for NYC's H-shaped Equitable Building were announced in 1914, it didn't take long for the massive structure to become the "poster building" for the perils of unregulated development?the building's shadow, someone said, took up six times the building's own area. Curbed NY has the history of the building, which inspired the landmark zoning resolution of 1916. That legislation, the first comprehensive regulation of its kind, set a benchmark for other cities and a precedent for the 1924 Standard State Zoning Enabling Act, a foundation for planning and zoning within the U.S. [Curbed NY]