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68-70 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets, application to modify stair and side entrance

WHEREAS, The Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory, located at 68 Lexington Avenue on the block bounded by East 25th and 26th Streets and Lexington and Park Avenues, built between 1880 and 1906 and designed by Hunt & Hunt is a designated Landmark; and

WHEREAS, This building synthesizes its military function with classically inspired principles of Beaux-Arts design; is the home of "The Fighting 69th", an Irish Regiment that fought in the Civil War and both World Wars; and was the site of the International Exhibition of Modern Art, popularly known as the Armory Show; and

WHEREAS, New York State Office of General Services and Division of Military and Naval Affairs has applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness to renovate and modify various external and internal areas of the property to improve accessibility, as follows:

 Exterior - 25th Street Facade:


Interior - Phase 1

Interior - Phase 2

Therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for 68-70 Lexington Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets (The Sixty-Ninth Regiment Armory), application to modify stair and side entrance.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 27 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstention, 1 present not entitled to vote.

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