1270 Avenue of the Americas, application for the removal of a non-original marquee and the replacement of non-original entry doors.
WHEREAS, 1270 Avenue of the Americas (between 50th and 51st Street), which contains Radio City Music Hall and is a part of the landmarked Rockefeller Center, has made an application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to remove the marquee over the entry to the building and to replace the entry doors with two (2) new revolving doors and two (2) ADA-compliant swing doors; and
WHEREAS, The marquee and the entry doors were put in by a prior owner in the early 1990’s with LPC approval but are not historically accurate; and
WHEREAS, the entrance doorway modifications will enhance the appearance of the landmarked building and the lobby; and
WHEREAS, The Rockefeller Center buildings at 1230 and 1250 Avenue of the Americas (between 48th and 50th Street) also have marquees, which will remain in place for the immediate future, but the applicant intends to bring applications for 1230 and 1250 marquee and entrance modifications to the Board in the future since those additions or changes were also not original to the landmark; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to remove the marquee over the entryway to 1270 Avenue of the Americas and to replace the existing entryway doors at the building with new revolving and swing doors.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 21 in favor; 8 opposed; 1 abstaining.