Miscellaneous

What the City Council Proposals Really Mean

Posted by hdc on Monday, April 30, 2012 · 1 Comment The City Council is holding a public hearing at on Wednesday, May 2 at 10am at 250 Broadway to contemplate 11 bills which, if passed, will greatly change the workings of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in some very damaging ways. The first batch of bills are ones which were previously proposed...

Best-Kept Homes

Taking Guardianship of a Historic Home By Iyna Bort Caruso for Sotheby's International Realty Entering a home from a bygone era is like crossing a threshold in time. “Historic residences are profound works of both art and craft,” says Katherine Malone-France, director of outreach, education and support at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. “They tell us a lot about...

It’s A Steel

Steel windows present a challenge in many restoration projects. By Martha McDonald When restoring historic buildings, the question of what to do with the existing steel windows is often a serious concern. Architects may want to turn to replacement windows for energy conservation reasons, and there are firms that can provide historically accurate new windows. On the repair side of the argument is...

L&L seeks architect for new Park Avenue tower

April 23, 2012 08:30AM L&L Holdings Chairman David Levinson and 425 Park Avenue (building credit: PropertyShark) L&L Holdings has taken a major step towards erecting the first new office tower along Park Avenue in more than 30 years. The Wall Street Journal reported the firm has reached out to 11 big-name architects, including three Pritzker Prize winners, for design ideas on a...