20 Union Square East and East 15th Street, Daryl Roth Theatre, application for installation of banner
WHEREAS, The building at 20 Union Square East and East 15th Street, the former Union Square Savings Bank, built in 1907 and a designated individual landmark since 1996 and currently owned by the Daryl Roth Theatre wishes to erect two performance advertising banners in the front of the building; and
WHEREAS, The proposed vertical banners, each 6 by 26 feet in size would be hung between the first and second columns and between the third and fourth columns along the frontage of the building, said columns being numbered from north to south; and
WHEREAS, The banners shall be supported by structures employing three aluminum rings around the circumference of each of the columns and said rings shall be buffered by neoprene material between the rings and the columns so that there shall be no penetration of or damage to the columns; and
WHEREAS, The vertical members of the banner support apparatus shall be placed as far as possible to the rear of the columns; and
WHEREAS, The existing advertising signage shall be removed from the handicap access ramp and from the roofline of the building, thereby exposing the historical logo of the former bank; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to place performance advertising banners in the manner described above on the individually landmarked building at 20 Union Square East at 15th Street.