Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Original Post 7/15/2009: Full House at July 14th Public Hearings

The floodgates opened at the July 14 public hearing as scores of supporters showed up to urge the Landmarks Preservation Commission to finally designate West-Park Presbyterian Church and the former IRT Powerhouse as Individual Landmarks. This was the first public hearing on West-Park since it was left out of the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District in 1990 and the third public hearing since 1979 on the Powerhouse. Both buildings have hovered in "Landmarks Limbo" due to owner opposition. Decades' worth of bottled-up testimony sent the message loud and clear: these buildings have waited too long, but it is not too late. The Commission must act now. Click here for more information.

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