Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LPC gives blessing to St. Vincent's demo

The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission voted narrowly today to allow St. Vincent's Hospital to demolish the O'Toole building on Seventh Avenue, the center of a pitched battle between the hospital and preservationists seeking to save the 45-year-old structure. The commission voted 6-4 to approve knocking down the four-story O'Toole building, on 12th Street, and replace it with a 20-story tower.

Landmarks commission gives go-ahead to demolish St. Vincent's building

In other landmarking news:

Church and Factory Are Newest Landmarks

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to designate two new landmarks: St. Stephen’s Church, a Roman Catholic congregation in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan, and the F. W. Devoe & Company Factory, a former paint- and brush-making plant in Greenwich Village.

Thank goodness. I was concerned that LPC might stop landmarking buildings in Manhattan...


Anonymous said...

Landmarks is the joke of the day.
More selective code enforcement.
Laws must apply to everyone, or to no one.

The playing field must be righting itself, bribes to politico cats don't work as well anymore.
Solution....Do away with term limits.
Now you can get more mileage out of that bribe.
Don't vote Mike a third term or anyone else for that matter. Time for NYC taxpayers to send a message to the mayor and the city council like we have done three times already. You get two terms, take it and go. End of story.

Anonymous said...

Their plans look alot better than that gawd-awful O'Toole building. I just hope they start knocking down more crappy modernist architecture. Shame that most of the time we end up with schizo-architect designed buildings(a la Frank Ghery) or worse, re-sided like they seem to be doing all over Columbus Circle these days. I don't think that "architects" nowadays even try to make buildings aesthetically pleasing.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Berman must be crapping his shoes anticipating the giant shadow that will be cast across the GV historic district by St. Vincent's new mega project!

Welcome to a little taste of life in Queens...
the overdevelopment borough.

It's time you all caught up to us!