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23 East 20th Street, application for modification.

WHEREAS, 23 East 20th Street is an 8-story, neo-renaissance, loft building in the Ladies Mile Historic District erected in 1899-1901; and

WHEREAS, the top two floors were added in the 1920's and not original construction, and

WHEREAS, the applicant proposes a complete and harmonious façade restoration including repairs to the fire escape and masonry façade, chimney and lintel replacement - all approved by the LPC staff ; and

WHEREAS, the cornice has deteriorated beyond repair and after a diligent search, no documentation survives to direct a historically accurate replacement, and

WHEREAS, the proposed cornice is on the two story modern addition and its design harmonious to the historic façade, Therefore be it:

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to replace the cornice at 23 East 20th Street.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 25 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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