139 5th Avenue (Ladies' Mile Historic District), between 20th and 21st Street, application for a certificate of appropriateness for a 2 story rooftop addition
WHEREAS, The building is a 6 story Renaissance Revival store and office building, originally the Corndiac Building, designed by prominent architect Alfred Zucker and built in 1893-1894; and
WHEREAS, The applicant wishes to build a 2 story rooftop addition; and
WHEREAS, The addition will be made of limestone and cast iron with a cast iron cornice to mimic the storefront of the building with sides clad in bricks; and
WHEREAS, This addition will be 23 feet high, with a 12 ½ stair bulk head, and it will be set back 25 feet from the front and 20 feet from the rear; and
WHEREAS, The applicant has represented that the addition will be minimally visible from Fifth Avenue, fairly visible from East 20th Street through the side and not visible from Broadway; and
WHEREAS, After a mock-up was installed, it was evident that the addition will be very visible from Broadway; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That despite visibility, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for a certificate of appropriateness for a 2 story rooftop addition.
The above resolution passed with a vote of 23 in favor, 11 opposed, 1 abstention.