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1140 Broadway at 26th Street, in the Madison Square Historic District, for storefront renovation, facade refurbishment and to erect a temporary fence while work is in progress

WHEREAS, This application is for 1140 Broadway, a Neo-Classical store and loft building designed by Maynicke and Franke and built circa 1914-1916; and

WHEREAS, The applicant wishes to replace the second and third floor fenestration above the transoms over the storefronts to more closely echo the storefronts by installing painted aluminum windows that match in storefronts in section; and

WHEREAS, The bulkheads will be restored across the bottom of the storefronts, matching one remaining bulkhead on the building, and will be made of aluminum painted to match the original; and

WHEREAS, Terra-cotta spandrel panels to match the existing panels above will be placed above the storefronts, a glass marquee will be placed over the main entrance to the building in a design that mimics the original pediment still present over one doorway at the corner; and 

WHEREAS, The interior half-floor created during an earlier renovation and now visible with the storefront restorations, will be hidden behind interior opaque glass, and the exterior signage band for the storefronts will be placed over these transoms; and

WHEREAS, Roll-down gates now on the exterior will be removed and new gates will be installed inside the storefronts, and a temporary fence will be erected only during the time of the renovation and installation work on the storefronts; and

WHEREAS, The facade of the entire building has already been cleaned and restored; and

WHEREAS, The design, in effect, creates a master plan for the storefronts and the applicant plans to institute these changes as the current tenants agree to them or leave; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for 1140 Broadway

The above resolution passed with a vote of 21 in favor, 0 opposed, 2 abstentions.    

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