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  • December 16, 2019

    The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) has launched an updated edition of the Permit Application Guide, now named the LPC Permit Guidebook: How to Get Staff-Level Approvals to help applicants file applications that include the correct materials so that staff can review the proposed work and issue a permit more quickly.

    The LPC Permit Guidebook, which reflect the new rules and amendments adopted by the Commission in January 2019, focuses on the most common types of work that require a permit, such as window replacement, restoration and additions. It includes new guidance on barrier-free access in order to ensure buildings are accessible, and, for the first time, it also addresses sustainability, resiliency and flood-proofing measures in historic buildings so they may best adapt to the impacts of climate change.

    Download a copy of the updated edition of the Permit Application Guide here.

  • December 12, 2019

    The deadline for nominations for The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s annual Lucy G. Moses Awards is Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

    “The New York Landmarks Conservancy has been a leader in preserving, restoring, and reusing New York City’s architectural legacy for over 45 years. The Moses Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation work. Named in honor of dedicated New Yorker Lucy G. Moses, the annual Awards have recognized hundreds of leaders, architects, crafts people, and building owners for their extraordinary contributions in preserving our City.” – The New York Landmarks Conservancy

    You can find more information about the award and the process for submitting nominations here.

  • April 2, 2018

    The American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter (AIANY) is expressing concerns regarding the proposed demolition of 270 Park Avenue, formerly known as the Union Carbide Building. Designed in 1961 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the building is a notable example of the International Style.

    AIANY appreciates the level of discussion and awareness that has been brought to International Style buildings and Modern architecture’s heritage as a result of recent news regarding 270 Park Avenue. The International Style has become widely representative of the modern office building.

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