Village Preservation proposed and secured landmark designation for the Gansevoort Market Historic District, including these iconic buildings on the NE corner of 9th Avenue and 14th Street, in 2003, and got the district listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 2007. In 2021, over VP’s objections, the city approved a developer’s plans to radically alter the buildings and construct an office tower behind. In the course of that work, the developer “discovered fatal flaws” in the structural integrity of these early 19th century rowhouses and got the city to approve their partial demolition as an emergency safety measure, over furious objections by VP and others.

Ninth Avenue and West 14th Street via Google Streetview.

From: Susan De Vries — Architecture Collection
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