14-16 Fifth Avenue Returns to LPC Tuesday, Send Letter Today
A revised application for demolition of the 170-year-old former townhouses at 14-16 Fifth Avenue and their replacement with a high rise more than 200 ft tall (with fewer apartments than the existing building!) will be heard by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday (time TBD; check HERE on Friday for update). While our pressure has resulted in an ongoing reduction in the height of the building (from 367 to 244 to 223 to 213 feet tall), this still fails to address the fundamental issue that allowing demolition of the historic landmarked building is WRONG, and the proposed replacement remains simply too tall.
Tuesday’s discussion and possible vote by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the revised application can be viewed by the public, but the public cannot speak. You can, however, submit written testimony to the LPC for consideration, which we strongly urge you to do before 5 pm tomorrow.