The Stewart Hotel is currently under threat due to the proposed Empire Station Complex.
*The Italianate and Romanesque-style hotel, originally known as the Governor Clinton Hotel, is made of brick and stone. The second floor is ringed by double height arched windows and decorative details abound on the base as well as on the setbacks of the building. The Environmental Impact Study report states “The Stewart Hotel is significant under Criterion A for its association with commercial development around Penn Station. In addition, the building also meets Criterion C for its architectural design. In an Environmental Review letter dated December 14, 2020, LPC determined that it also appears to be eligible for NYCL designation.” The hotel is described as having “Significant Adverse Impact from Development on Site 3,” stated as a building that “would be removed for the proposed below-grade expansion of Penn Station.”
*Text and image via Untapped New York
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Mar 9, 2021
Save the Landmarks Around Penn Station
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