Pity the poor editors at Conde Nast, as well as the high-powered lawyers at Skadden Arps. The east-facing views from their offices at 4 Times Square are quickly being blocked by a new Bank of America building going up down the block. Only the last six stories of the building will be spared. While we're trying to sympathize, it's hard not to feel a little schadenfreude when reading quotes like this one in the New York Times:

"I'm on the 21st floor, and I have a beautiful view of Bryant Park and the library and a little corner of the Chrysler Building and the Pan Am Building, now the MetLife, and I get tons of sun," said Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for The New Yorker. "Soon it's going to be a view of some law firm associate doing his work. My view will be entirely swallowed."

Poor little Jeffrey Toobin-- how will you live? [Related: pix of the building going up at Curbed, shots of the view from Bluejake, and some night pix from the same office.]