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200 Park Avenue South, application for new storefront, removal and installation of bulkhead

WHEREAS, 200 Park Avenue South, a/ka/ 45 East 17th Street, a/k/a The Everett Building, a sixteen-story commercial structure, designed by Goldwin, Starrett and Van Vleck, is an individual New York City Landmark, and

WHEREAS, The 1910-era building is a quintessential example of the new commercial style of architecture known as the Chicago School, and its design was considered innovative when it was featured in Architectural Record (December 1910) and,

WHEREAS, The owner of the building wishes to reconfigure door openings and restore the historic integrity of the ground-floor storefronts, specifically doors and bulkheads, and

WHEREAS, Historic tax photos provide a reasonable indication of the original door and bulkhead assembly configurations and no historic fabric remains of these features, and

WHEREAS, The proposal respects the configurations, materials and proportions of the original, historic storefronts, therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for 200 Park Avenue South storefront modifications.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 36 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining; and 1 present but not entitled to vote.

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