Manufacturers Hanover Trust – 510 Fifth Avenue
Historic Preservation / Interior Preservation / Landmark Preservation Committee / New York City

Manufacturers Hanover Trust – 510 Fifth Avenue


Interior of Fifth Ave. Bank Building Is Named a Landmark By Andy Newman. Article Here. In February of this year the Landmarks Preservations Committee gave landmark status to the midcentury modern interior of 510 Fifth Avenue, Manufacturers Hanover Trust building designed by Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill LLP in 1954— the squat, transparent former Manufacturers Trust Bank Building … Continue reading

Triangle Waist Factory Fire 1911
Historic Preservation / Landmark Preservation Committee

Triangle Waist Factory Fire 1911


March 25, 1911 Fire is more devastating that any type of demolition. Exactly 100 years ago to this day, near closing time, a fire broke out in the Triangle Waist Factory located in Greenwich Village, New York. It claimed the lives of over 146 immigrant workers, predominately women and some as young as 15 years old. Immigrants … Continue reading

Coney Island
Historic Preservation / Landmark Preservation Committee

Coney Island


Coney Island Time Warp In the Ruins of Playland, Artifacts of Better Days. By The New York Times. Article Here. New York Times documents the decrepit “ruins” of Coney Island. Although Coney Island has stepped into a scene of nostalgia, to neglect the demonstrated destruction does not indicate that it is time for Coney Island to take steps … Continue reading

Opposition to NYU 2031
Development / Historic Preservation / History / Landmark Preservation Committee / New York City

Opposition to NYU 2031


The Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation rallied at Silver Towers against New York University’s plan to expand it’s campus further into Greenwich Village. NYU plans to erect a 40-story, 400′ tower within architect I.M. Pei’s Silver Towers complex – which contains landmarked buildings. This would be the first step in a large scale plan for … Continue reading

Expansion of Columbia University
Development / New York City

Expansion of Columbia University


Manhattanville in West Harlem While New York University considers it’s campus to span all over manhattan – with it’s buildings spanning over all neighborhoods. Columbia’s campus, while very large already, is constricted when a feeling for  expansion arrises in the densely populated urban environment. It is all too natural for universities and colleges to seek to expand … Continue reading

Electronics / Historic Preservation / Landmark Preservation Committee

Historic Touring Gone Mobile


To Happen Upon City Landmarks, by Way of an App. By Kerri MacDonald. Article Here. Steve Romalewski, head of the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research has developed an application called Landmarks:New York. The app makes it possible for your phone to use it’s GPS capabilities in order to list all declared or semi-declared … Continue reading