Testimonials from the Trades: The Value of Preservation
Testimonials on the Value of Preservation from the Trade
One of the arguments continually used against landmark protection is economic, that landmark designation stifles job creation. We have been reaching out to actual practitioners who work on historic buildings, both protected and not, and here’s what they’re been saying. Click each quote to read the full support letter.
“Thousands of artisans continue to restore and make our city forever beautiful. These jobs are made possible and supported by a strong landmarks law and strong landmarks preservation.”, Seep Leaf Products
“We are a Union Contracting firm employing over 150 Tradespeople in the field and 20 office personnel. For anyone or any organization to imply that the preservation of historic buildings detracts from jobs in New York couldn’t be further than the truth.”, Nicholson & Galloway
“Thanks greatly to the passing of the Landmarks Law, we have had successful growth and are continually hiring and training individuals in our craft, providing them with skills and career opportunities, Essex Works
“In my over eight years in real estate in Jackson Heights, I have had far more customers request that the house or apartment they are seeking to buy be (in) the historic district, regulations and all, than outside it with no Landmarks protection”, Beaudoin Realty Group
“From a business perspective, preservation creates and preserves jobs which would be lost without a strong preservation sector, a sector made possible by the Landmarks Law and its enforcement.“, A. Ottavino Corp.