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Save the Landmarks Around Penn Station

Help us save the historic buildings around Penn Station!

This is the launch of the Coalition to Save the Penn Station Powerhouse, led by Untapped New York, the Historic Districts Council, and the City Club of New York, with additional founding partners: 29th Street Neighborhood Association, Human-scale NYC, Landmark West!, and the Victorian Society of New York. Here are the first steps the Coalition is taking:

1. Circulating a petition to save the Penn Station power plant and surrounding historic buildings that are at risk:

2. Working with members of the coalition to submit a formal Request for Evaluation to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to kickstart the landmarking process.

3. Hosting a virtual event on March 22nd at 6 PM where you can learn about the plans for Empire Station Complex and how you can get involved to save the Powerhouse.

Speakers will include Justin Rivers, Chief Experience Officer of Untapped New York; Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of Historic Districts Council; and preservationist Brad Vogel, on behalf of The City Club of New York.

Read Untapped New York’s article DON’T DEMOLISH PENN STATION TWICE: SAVE THE POWERHOUSE to learn about the Penn Station Service Building, located at 236-248 West 31st Street and the Empire Station Complex

photo credit to Untapped New York/Ryan Lahiff

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