Residents who live near the former Bank of Manhattan building in Queens Plaza — known for its clock tower — are pushing to see the structure landmarked.
Matthew Chrislip and Michael Hall recently came before Queens Community Board 1 seeking support for their efforts.
"We both fell in love with the Clock Tower building — we both pass it everyday. Its presence on Queens Plaza sort of can't be denied," said Hall, who has a background in historical and sustainable architecture.
Hall said they were inspired to start their campaign after witnessing the rapid development taking place in the neighborhood.
"It seemed like every block around Queens Plaza has construction projects going," he said.
They sent a request to the Landmarks Preservation Commission this spring asking the agency to evaluate the site. The LPC is reviewing the building, according to a spokeswoman.