A developer has proposed to build a 22-story elliptical glass tower on top of a 5-story limestone building built in 1949 in an historic district on the upper east side. It will be interesting to see what the Landmarks Commission rules tomorrow. The NY Sun reports on the situation today:
Drama Resumes on East Side Over Aby Rosen's Proposal
Will Tierney and company rule that historic districts merely serve as platforms to be built on top of, or that building height is part of neighborhood character and needs to be protected?
Tune in tomorrow.