East Midtown Rezoning-Sign Our Support Letter

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The City Council approved the East Midtown Rezoning.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has recently designated 12 individual buildings in the proposed rezoning area of East Midtown.12 protected buildings is wonderful but, based on the Final Environmental Impact Statement the LPC has identified an additional 30 landmark-eligible buildings within the rezoning area and its 400 foot buffer zone.

The Historic Districts Council strongly supports efficient and transparent government, as such we believe the LPC should commit to a timeline plan of action to address the remaining eligible buildings, similar to the Backlog InitiativePlease participate in our email advocacy alert and ask Mayor de Blasio, LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and City Council Members David Greenfield, Daniel Garodnick, and Melissa Mark-Viverito to put forward a constructive preservation plan. This is a city wide issue and we hope that all will participate.

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Read the Final Environmental Impact Statement for East Midtown.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate the Citicorp Center, 601 Lexington Avenue in East Midtown on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate 11 buildings in East Midtown on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Minnie E. Young Residence at 19 East 54th Street and the Martin Erdmann Residence at 57 East 57th Street, 18 East 41st Street BuildingThe Hampton Shops Building, 18-20 East 50th StreetThe Yale Club, 50 VanderbiltThe Pershing Square Building, 125 Park AvenueThe Graybar Building, 420 Lexington Avenue400 Madison AvenueThe Shelton HotelThe Beverly Hotel and the Hotel Lexington.

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)

Martin Erdmann Residence, 57 East 55th Street (Taylor & Levi, 1908-09)

Terminal City

18 East 41st Street (George & Edward Blum, 1912-14)

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

Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue (James Gamble Rogers, 1915)

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

Graybar Building, 420 Lexington Avenue (Sloan & Robertson, 1925-27)

400 Madison Avenue (H. Craig Severance, 1928-29)

Shelton Hotel, 525 Lexington Avenue (Arthur Loomis Harmon, 1922-24)

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

Lexington Hotel, 509 Lexington Avenue (Schultze & Weaver, 1928-29)

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)