2015 will bring the 50th Anniversary of the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission

Edward Gunts and James Russiello report for The Architect’s Newspaper: A Landmark Anniversary. Architectural preservation commissions across the country are turning 50. New York School of interior Designs’ Rescued, Restored, Reimagined exhibit includes the Marine Air Terminal. Next year brings the 50th anniversary of the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission. Big celebrations—collectively known as NYC Landmarks50—are in the works and several exhibitions

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Yet another transformation of this mid-1800s church

Marshall Heyman reports for The Wall Street Journal: David Barton Gym Finds Sanctuary at the Limelight.  Former Church and Night Club Now Houses State-of-the-Art Workout Equipment. A David Barton Gym member lifts weights in a lower-level weight room.  A new gym on the border of Chelsea and the Flatiron district is giving new meaning to the idea that working out

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Stella Tower Gets Its Crown Back

Anna Bergren Miller reports for The Architect’s Newspaper: How Stella Tower Got Its Glory Back. JDS Development Group and Property Market Group’s renovation of Ralph Walker-designed Stella Tower included restoring the Art Deco Crown. When JDS Development Group and Property Markets Group purchased the 1927 Ralph Walker high-rise in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in order to transform it into the Stella Tower condominiums, they realized that something was not

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Jefferson Market Courthouse's path towards Landmark designation

Jefferson Market Courthouse’s path towards Landmark designation

Christopher Gray reports for The New York Times: The Courthouse That Escaped the Gavel. The Preservation of Greenwich Village’s Jefferson Market Courthouse. The 1877 Jefferson Market Courthouse, as it appeared in 1906. Once considered dispensable, it is today a public library.  Preservationists of the 1950s who sought to save the Jefferson Market Courthouse of 1877 had no landmarks law to back them

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