1150 Broadway, Application for Exhaust Duct Installation.
WHEREAS, 1150 Broadway, known as the Victoria Building, is an early 20th Century Beaux Arts commercial building located on the Northeast corner of Broadway and West 27th Street within the heart of the Madison Square North Historic District; and
WHEREAS, The Applicant, The Smith Restaurant, seeks to install a metal exhaust duct to lead from the ground floor restaurant space to the roof; and
WHEREAS, The exhaust duct will be 28 inches wide and 36 inches deep and will connect with brackets to the side of the Fifth Avenue façade and run 214 feet to the roof; and
WHEREAS, The installation will be painted to blend in with the building's façade in an effort be as inconspicuous as possible; and
WHEREAS, The exhaust duct is necessary for the Applicant to operate as a restaurant; and
WHEREAS, The exhaust duct will be visible at street level from the East; and
WHEREAS, Despite the Applicant's best efforts, this was the only design deemed safe by the Fire Department of New York; and
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to install a metal exhaust duct onto the 5th Avenue façade of 1150 Broadway.