For LANDMARK WEST!, the new year brings with it a new crop of proposals for work to landmark buildings on the Upper West Side. That means a whole new calendar of Public Hearings before the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).
Today is the first hearing of the year! We'll be heading down to testify on these three items, channeling our inner Lorax (we speak for the buildings, for the buildings have no tongues!):
11 West 74th Street, a Queen Anne-style row house with neo-Grec style elements, designed by architect Daniel Burgess and built in 1889-90. On the boards: a proposal to install a handicap-access lift. A challenging intervention addressed in an appropriate manner--read LW's statement here. "Meet" this building on our Online Building Database!
333 West End Avenue, a neo-Venetian Gothic-style apartment building (they don't stylize 'em like that any more!) designed by Emery Roth and built in 1925. The application is requesting to legalize air condensers which were installed without the permission of the LPC. With expanded landmark protection on the horizon for more of West End Avenue, what happens with this item is very important. Click here to read LW's statement and to see images of the illegal conditions (as photographed at LPC Public Review).
25 West 75th Street, a Renaissance Revival-style rowhouse, designed by George M. Walgrove and built in 1892-93. A first step towards what we hope will be a more expansive restoration in the future. Read our testimony and get to know this building on our Online Building Database.
Interested in the public review process? Let our design review committee coordinator, Cristiana Pena, know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or come down to the Landmarks Commission (hearings are open to the public!): http://www.nyc.gov/landmarks.
Stay tuned for a post-hearing report from the field!