Landmarks Preservation

The chair of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission could soon be filled

Andrew J. Hawkins reports for Crain's: De Blasio zeroes in on landmarks appointment. Mayor Bill de Blasio is close to filling another hole in his administration: chair of the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Several names are on the short list, two of whom are Ward Dennis, a partner at Higgins Quasebarth and Partners, LLC, a historic preservation consultant firm; and Kate Daly, the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s current...

Mixed-use building design for Greenwich Village seen as “disproportionate”

Zoe Rosenberg reports for Curbed: 130 Seventh Ave. South's Revised 'Glacier' Fails To Woo LPC With their prior success in creating historically sensitive designs, BKSK Architects thought they might have done so again yesterday when presenting their renderings for a mixed-use project at 130 Seventh Avenue South to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Since the project's initial design, courtesy of Peter Sampton, was panned...

Franklin Street Condo Ditches Glass For Brick, Wins Over LPC

Eric Jankiewicz reports for Curbed. Today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans for a new building at 100 Franklin Street, a development they sent back to the drawing board in November. Peter Guthrie of the development and design team at DDG presented a completely different design, stripped of all the elements that had once made Tribecans seethe. "I think this is...