Thursday, July 7, 2005

2 Columbus Circle: Fighting Another Day

Last week on the 2 Columbus Circle front had its highs (links to the excellent New York Times editorial and Tom Wolfe's New York magazine article are included below, in case you missed them) and lows (a permit for the removal of the building's facade).

The outcome is that, for the moment, 2 Columbus Circle remains intact, ready to fight another day. And so are we. But still no public hearing? No more waiting around! Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 14, and the "People's Hearing" for 2 Columbus Circle (time and place to be announced shortly). In response to the inexplicable refusal of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to have formal public input on whether 2 Columbus Circle should be designated as an official NYC Landmark, this "hearing" will be an open forum for citizens to express their views and decide the merits of the case for themselves. What better way to show the Mayor and the LPC that the people of New York want a real public hearing for 2 Columbus Circle? Come and make your voice heard! Stay tuned for additional information...

Tom Wolfe's New York Magazine Piece:

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