In fall 2012, the Historic Districts Council surveyed the entire area proposed for rezoning to identify East Midtown’s architecturally and historically significant buildings worthy of consideration for landmark status. The survey tours were led by members of the Board of Directors of the Historic Districts Council, architects and architectural historians and attended by representatives of Manhattan’s Community Board 5, who contributed invaluable knowledge about buildings at risk. The result was a list of almost 80 significant buildings for City Planning to consider as part of its environmental review of the project. Historic Districts Council has further refined the list to 33 buildings worthy of New York City Individual Landmark designation, and has prepared official Requests for Evaluation to be submitted to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for each of these 33 buildings. After discussions with the The Landmarks Preservation Commission, New York Landmarks Conservancy and the Municipal Arts Society a final list of 31 buildings of interest where concluded on that were deemed landmark eligible by the LPC. HDC is still concerned about the buildings that were not kept on the final list. Below are additional buildings that HDC feels will be adversely effected by the new zoning.
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View a pdf of the map of the 31 Buildings which HDC, along with the Landmarks Preservation Commission has chosen: East Midtown Rezoning Map