In a few short years, West 57th Street will be dotted with skinny, glass-walled luxury skyscrapers, creating the kind of futuristic skyline that would put even New New York to shame. Though this so-called Billionaire's Row isn't quite a reality yet, website New York Yimby's made a rendering of what we can expect of the view from Central Park in 2018 and, well, the results are startling, to say the least.

According to the Times, future needles will include 217 West 57th Street, which is expected to top at least 1,500 feet—for reference, 1 World Trade Center is 1,776 feet tall, counting the spire. Another development at 111 West 57th Street will likely climb up to slightly shorter but no less staggering 1,421 feet.

Other projects include the 1,050 foot tall 53 West 53rd Street and the 950-foot 220 Central Park South. And then, of course, there are the completed towers—there's One57, which is 1,004 feet tall, and 432 Park Avenue, which is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.

There's no question that the city's in the midst of a housing crisis, and considering Manhattan's population density, it makes sense to build up on the Big Island. Unfortunately, these new skyscrapers will only provide shelter for rich people and their taxes—432 Park's penthouse was purchased for $95 M, and available units range in price from $16.95 million to $82.5 million.

Of course, in the end, these monuments to wealth might be more trouble than they're worth—once climate change begins to take its toll on the city's infrastructure, anyone trapped in a glass-walled high rise is bound to have an unpleasant time.