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7 West 43rd Street, application to enlarge door opening to create handicapped entrance

WHEREAS, The Applicant, The Century Association, known as the Century Club, 7 West 43rd Street, is an individually landmarked building, located between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, designed by the architect William Kendall of McKim Mead and White; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant is seeking to enlarge a doorway entrance at the westerly side of the facade to provide handicapped access by lowering the existing stone step 7" to make it flush with the sidewalk and then having it slope upward 1" to the door which will be extended by 6" at the bottom to reach the elevation to fit the new space; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant is using the same stone step at the base as is now in place and the metal door will be removed and altered and painted to match the existing door, and

WHEREAS, This amenity for handicapped access is deemed to be in the public interest, although not required by law; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to enlarge the door opening to create handicapped entrance at 7 West 43rd Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 30 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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