APPROVED on 09/14/2010
Gansevoort Market Historic District
Between Ninth Avenue & Washington Street
A vernacular style store and loft building designed by Joseph M. Dunn and built in 1887 . Application is to construct rooftop bulkheads, raise parapets and install railings.
This application is closed. Application approved September 14th, 2010.
Status as of September 14th, 2010: LATEST NEWS
At the public meeting on September 14th, 2010, the applicant presented a revised proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The applicant reshaped the proposed bulkhead at the corner closest to Gansevoort Plaza, thereby reducing its visibility from the street. The Commission approved the application.
The images below are of the revised, approved proposal, and include some comparison renderings of the original (July 27th) and revised (Sept 14th) proposals.
Status as of September 10th, 2010:
This applicant is scheduled to present the revised proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission at a public meeting on September 14th, 2010.
Status as of July 27th, 2010:
The applicant presented the proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission at a public hearing on July 27th, 2010. Upon seeing the proposal, the Commissioners agreed that while they would consider approving some type of rooftop addition, these proposed bulkheads were far too bulky and visible. They also thought the applicant had proposed too much zinc and should consider breaking up the monotony with other materials. The Commission asked the applicant to consider these comments and return with a revised proposal at a later date TBD.
Status as of July 19th, 2010:
At the July 19th Community Board 2 Landmarks & Public Aesthetics Committee meeting, the applicant presented the proposal that will be reviewed by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on July 27th, 2010.
The applicant is proposing to add two stair bulkheads and a railing to the roof of the building to service a rooftop bar & lounge. The railing would be constructed of powder-coated black steel pressed in a pattern and would stand 42‚Ä≥ tall. It would be set back two feet from the existing parapet wall and plants would be grown between the parapet wall and the railing. The stair bulkheads would be clad in zinc. A 42‚Ä≥-tall zinc parapet wall would extend along the northern edge of the building.
The proposed rooftop changes would be visible from the street from multiple angles and from the High Line.