HDC Newsletter on-line

The fall issue of HDC’s District Lines newsletter is available on the HDC website. Articles in this issue include a feature on Staten Island’s threatened Frost Building, HDC’s advice to the Mayor for his next term, “HDC@LPC”-our new on-line feature documenting HDC’s review of landmarks applications, the 2009 Landmarks Lion Award event honoring Rev. Dr. […]

B.F. Goodrich Decision Seen As Politics, Not Preservation

As regular readers may be aware, on November 10th, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the B.F. Goodrich building at 1780 Broadway as an individual New York City landmark but reject the adjacent property, also a B.F. Goodrich Building, at 225 West 57th Street. HDC is greatly disturbed by this decision, as we feel […]

LPC Commissioner Roberta Brandes Gratz Statment on the Designation of the B.F. Goodrich Buildings

The property owner of these two buildings has tried exceedingly hard to persuade us that these are two separate and distinct buildings and only the Broadway Building is worthy of designation. It is indeed an obvious stretch to separate the architectural and historical significance of these two buildings and I am far from convinced. In […]

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Parks Department Seeking Volunteers to Help Preserve New York State Pavilion

Designed by famed American architect Philip Johnson for the 1964 World’s Fair, the large-scale terrazzo art pavement was commissioned by Governor Nelson Rockefeller for the New York State Pavilion. Johnson’s Pavilion featured a complex of structures: a Theaterama building, three observation towers, and the “Tent of Tomorrow,” a 12-story open-air elliptical pavilion capped by the […]

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Learn from London(and the rest of the U.K.)

Find out how they save Modern buildings in Britain!  A Lecture with Catherine Croft, Director of the Twentieth Century Society (UK)  Monday, November 23, 6pm – 8pm Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan  It’s hard enough convincing the Powers-That-Be to preserve a historic building, but if that building is from the recent past, […]

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Community Activists Talk About Appropriateness

Preservation in Context: Communities and their Landmarked Districts   Wednesday, 11/18/2009, 6:00 – 8:00pm RSVP Where: At The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, between Bleecker and West 3rd Streets More than twenty community organizations in New York advocate for the collective best interest of their historically landmarked communities. The composition of each neighborhood uniquely […]

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12/7: Coffee Talk with Karen Ansis, NY Landmarks Conservancy

Monday Morning Coffee Talk with Karen Ansis New York Landmarks Conservancy Neighborhood Preservation Programs Monday, December 7, 2009 8:30am Neighborhood Preservation Center 232 East 11th Street, Manhattan Maintaining and restoring historic buildings is crucial to preserving our neighborhoods for the future. Come to HDC’s December Coffee Talk and learn about the various financial and project […]

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November 10, 2009

LPC Docket Number: 098825 Manhattan, Block: 50, Lot: 1 115 Broadway – Individual Landmark A neo-Gothic style office building designed by Francis H. Kimball and built in 1904-07. Application is to install a canopy. HDC Testimony HDC does not approve of this application to install a canopy at this very carefully designed entry.  Clear glass […]

LPC Rejects Building, Cites Council Opposition As Factor

On November 10th, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 6-3 to designate the B. F. Goodrich Company Building at 1780 Broadway as an individual New York City landmark and to reject the B. F. Goodrich Company Building at 225 West 57th Street for consideration as a landmark. Although they face on adjacent streets, the buildings were developed […]

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City Council Letter Regarding the Designation of the B.F. Goodrich Building(s)

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