Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bad News for Historic Preservation in NYC

The New York Times reports today that the Landmarks Preservation Commission is proposing removing ninety-five sites from consideration, thus eliminating their protection: "Proposal Would Trim New York City's List of Potential Landmarks." Daniel Mackay, director of public policy for the Preservation League of New York State, notes that the list includes two sites that the League has identified among their Seven to Save: the IRT Powerhouse on 59th Street and Eleventh Avenue, designed by McKim, Mead & White, which was included in the 2012-2013 Seven to Save; and the Edgar J. Kaufmann Conference Center rooms at 809 United Nations Plaza, designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, which were designated among the Seven to Save in 2000. 

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