Bill de Blasio will become New York’s tallest mayor

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HE may not become the most popular Mayor of New York – but Bill de Blasio will certainly be the tallest.

At 6-foot-5, de Blasio will be the tallest mayor of the modern era — and possibly of all time.

In January, de Blasio will takes over City Hall from the pint-sized Mike Bloomberg, who measures just 5-foot-7.

The last time New Yorkers had a towering mayor was when the 6-foot-2 Ed Koch took office in 1978.

Koch was determined to sit at the same desk as Fiorello La Guardia, who served from 1934 to 1945 and stood a full foot shorter.

“Ed’s first problem was that he wanted the La Guardia desk, but it was too short, so we called in the carpenters” to raise it up, recalled John LoCicero, a Koch aide.

“People would always come up to Ed and say, ‘I saw you on TV. you look taller in person.’ ”

Another mayor who faced a similar headache was the patrician, 6-foot-4 John Lindsay, who served from 1966 to 1973.

His staff had to prepare for his diminutive replacement, Abe Beame, who measured 5-foot-2.

“We had to get a new desk, chair, everything. Beame’s chair was more like a barstool,” Lindsay aide Sid Davidoff recalled Thursday.

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