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130 West 42nd Street, Certificate of Appropriateness application to install windows on the east side of the 10-story building

WHEREAS, The application is for the installation of windows on the east side of 135 (133-137) West 41st Street, located between 6th Avenue and Broadway, a ten-story annex to 130 (130-132) West 42nd Street collectively known as Bush Tower, which is a New York City Landmark built in 1921; and 

WHEREAS, The original façade, decorated with a simple masonry pattern including articulation of structural columns, has been altered with the addition of six windows prior to landmark designation; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has proposed to add new windows of a similar size and in a pattern that respects the decorative brick work, and incorporates, to the extent possible, the existing windows; and 

WHEREAS, The proposed three over three windows are to be placed in accordance with suggestions from the Landmarks Preservation Commission; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five had concerns regarding the alignment of the windows and the applicant agreed to add one window on the 6th floor to attain a historically appropriate symmetry, as well as replace the six existing windows to match the new three over three window style; 

WHEREAS, The applicant has agreed to revise the photo-simulation depiction showing the agreed upon the changes for review prior to the Full Board meeting; and

WHEREAS, The Landmarks Committee conditionally approved the application based on review of said revisions, therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to add windows to the east side of the subject building.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 22 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.

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