One Rockefeller Plaza (between 48th and 49th Streets)
WHEREAS, One Rockefeller Plaza, in the landmarked Rockefeller Center, has made an application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to:
WHEREAS, The new bronze and glass door and recessed sidelight on West 49th Street will replace a non-historic door and sidelight (with the existing granite bulkhead and bronze storefront framing at the east side of the opening remaining), and the bronze letter signage for the new bakery tenant over the new West 49th Street doorway and on the Rockefeller Plaza façade, will be similar to and harmonious with the existing storefronts and signage in Rockefeller Center; and
WHEREAS, The modified window bay on Rockefeller Plaza will contain a new recessed elevated bronze and glass door and a window in the existing opening, together with two granite steps due to the interior floor level (which is what historically existed prior to being modified over time) and an ADA compliant bronze railing, which mimics the existing door and window bay immediately to the south on Rockefeller Plaza (which ramps up and has no steps or railing); and
WHEREAS, The proposed louver on the building's mezzanine level on Rockefeller Plaza to be installed in an existing window opening is needed to vent the kitchen facilities for the new bakery tenant; and it is noted that there are currently other louvers on the building's mezzanine level on Rockefeller Plaza; and
WHEREAS, Outdoor seasonal cafes have become a common amenity in Rockefeller Center and the proposed outdoor seasonal café on the 49th and Rockefeller Plaza sides of the building will be substantially similar to the existing outdoor cafes and will have approximately 27 tables with 54 chairs, 9 umbrellas, and 28 planters, all of which will be movable, and will be used by the customers of the new bakery tenant; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board recommends approval of the application of One Rockefeller Plaza to modify a storefront bay on the West 49th Street façade and a window bay on the Rockefeller Plaza façade, the installation of a louver within an existing window opening on the building's mezzanine level on Rockefeller Plaza, the installation of bronze letter signage for the new bakery tenant, and the seasonal installation of an outdoor café consisting of movable tables, umbrellas, and planters on the 49th and Rockefeller Plaza sides of the building.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 32 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.