East Midtown Rezoning- List of Designated Buildings

At public meetings held November 22, 2016 and December 6, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously granted landmark status to 12 iconic historic buildings in Greater East Midtown.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on May 10, 2016 to calendar 7 buildings in East Midtown, bringing the total number of calendared properties in the area to 12. The other 5 buildings were calendared in 2013, after the city unveiled its plan to rezone the neighborhood to encourage the construction of taller office buildings. The LPC identified three eras of significance for East Midtown, all anchored by the presence of Grand Central Terminal. The 12 buildings were divided into three categories: “Pre-Grand Central Terminal”, “Terminal City” and “Post-Grand Central Terminal”.

LPC Chair Meenakshi Srivivasan announced that the 5 previously calendared buildings (Pershing Square Building, Graybar Building, Shelton Hotel, Beverly Hotel and Hotel Lexington) will be heard on July 19, 2016.


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Pre-Grand Central Terminal

Minnie Young Residence, 19 East 54th Street (Hiss & Weekes, 1899-1900) Designated November 22, 2016


Martin Erdmann Residence, 57 East 55th Street (Taylor & Levi, 1908-09) ——Designated November 22, 2016

Terminal City

18 East 41st Street (George & Edward Blum, 1912-14) Designated November 22, 2016

Hampton Shops Building, 18-20 East 50th Street (Rouse & Goldstone, 1915-16) Designated November 22, 2016

Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue (James Gamble Rogers, 1915) Designated November 22, 2016

Pershing Square Building, 125 Park Avenue or 100 East 42nd Street (John Sloane with York & Sawyer, 1915-23) Designated November 22, 2016

Graybar Building, 420 Lexington Avenue (Sloan & Robertson, 1925-27) Designated November 22, 2016

400 Madison Avenue (H. Craig Severance, 1928-29) Designated November 22, 2016

Shelton Hotel, 525 Lexington Avenue (Arthur Loomis Harmon, 1922-24) Designated November 22, 2016

Beverly Hotel, 125 East 50th Street (Emery Roth & Sylvan Bien, 1926) Designated November 22, 2016

Lexington Hotel, 509 Lexington Avenue (Schultze & Weaver, 1928-29) Designated November 22, 2016

Post-Grand Central Terminal

Citicorp Center & St. Peter’s Church, 601 Lexington Avenue (Hugh A. Stubbins, Jr., Emery Roth & Sons, E. L. Barnes, 1974-78; chapel: 1977) Designated December 6, 2016


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