11 West 27th Street aka 234 5th Avenue, application to replace windows..
At the scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, September 12, 2013, the Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 39 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:
WHEREAS, 11 West 27th Street, is located in the Madison Square North Historic District, and
WHEREAS, The five story building was previously two mid-ninetieth century buildings, joined in 1926 and re-clad in the Art-Deco style; and
WHEREAS, The existing double hung windows do not date to the 1926 renovation; and
WHEREAS, The historic configuration consisted of a center pane of banner glass flanked by two tilt windows; and
WHEREAS, Replicating the historic fenestration with today's energy efficient windows would overly burden the facade structure with its weight; and
WHEREAS, The proposal is to have a smaller, fixed, center pane of glass, flanked by two, high efficiency double hung windows; and
WHEREAS, The double hung windows are aligned, and proportioned to be harmonious with the overall design of the façade; and
WHEREAS, The fixed center pane of glass is reminiscent of the 1926 design, and double hung windows are the predominant style in the District; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for window replacement at 11 West 27th Street.