Landmark-eligible modern buildings threatened in East Midtown


Docomomo US Staff


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Historic Districts Council has started a petition to address 30 landmark-eligible buildings in the proposed rezoning area of East Midtown in New York. Of the 30 eligible buildings, four significant modern buildings (the Universal Pictures Building, the Girls Scouts Building, Union Carbide and PanAm/MetLife) have been identified in the zone as landmark-eligible but not in the pipeline for designation.


Historic Districts Council: East Midtown Rezoning-Sign Our Support Letter

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has recently designated 12 individual buildings in the proposed rezoning area of East Midtown.12 protected buildings is wonderful but, based on the Final Environmental Impact Statement the LPC has identified an additional 30 landmark-eligible buildings within the rezoning area and its 400 foot buffer zone.

The Historic Districts Council strongly supports efficient and transparent government, as such we believe the LPC should commit to a timeline plan of action to address the remaining eligible buildings, similar to the Backlog Initiative. Please participate in our email advocacy alert and ask Mayor de Blasio, LPC Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and City Council Members David Greenfield, Daniel Garodnick, and Melissa Mark-Viverito to put forward a constructive preservation plan.

Read more on the Historic Districts Council website.

Read the Final Environmental Impact Statement for East Midtown.