5G Tower Victory at Westbeth, but Next Tower Proposed Just Two Blocks Away

(l. to r.) Westbeth (photo by Barry Munger); 5G Tower; 99 Bank Street

We’ve got some good news, and some bad news. The good news: Following our submission opposing the proposed 32-ft.-tall 5G tower at 445 West Street in front of Westbeth, the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has also come out against siting a 5G tower here, and has called for it to be removed. Most of the SHPO’s recommendations as part of this historic preservation review process have been followed, so we are extremely optimistic that this particular tower will not go ahead at this site. Thank you to the SHPO and the scores of you who heeded our call and sent letters in opposition.

The bad news: An application has now been submitted for another tower just two blocks away at 771 Greenwich Street, aka 99 Bank Street. The proposed 32-ft.-tall tower would be just as inappropriate here, and we have similarly submitted testimony (read it HERE) for the historic preservation review opposing the proposed siting. We urge you to do the same.

We will continue to monitor for all such 32-ft.-tall 5G tower applications in our neighborhood, and utilize the historic preservation review process for which we are a consulting party to oppose all those that negatively impact historic resources.


December 1, 2023