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43 West 23rd Street, for replacement of lobby entrance Doors.

At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, April 10, 2014, the following resolution passed with a vote of: 36 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained.

WHEREAS, 43 West 23rd Street is a commercial building located between Fifth and Sixth Avenue in the Ladies' Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The building was designed by architect Henry J. Hardenberg and built in 1893-94 is known as the Castro Building; and 

WHEREAS, R. H. Consultants & Associates Inc., has applied for the replacement of a non-historic storefront that has double doors and replace it with a wooden revolving door to match the wood, brass, and glass details of the current doors; and  

WHEREAS, The Applicant has applied for the replacement of existing glass and metal storefront section with a metal bulkhead approximately 18' high to match the existing and a to install a wood and glass swing door with side light to be ADA compliant; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant is proposing to move an existing standpipe directly west that would otherwise interfere with a full 90 degree swing of the door; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant's proposed replacement of the lobby entrance does not alter any of the building's external original fabric or colors; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for the replacement of the lobby entrance at 43 West 23rd Street. 

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