The Plaza Hotel, 768 5th Avenue at Central Park South, application for a Certificate of Appropriateness to permit the replacement of non-original flooring and light fixtures in the Oak Bar.
WHEREAS, The Plaza Hotel 768 5th Ave & 2 Central Park South is a designated individual Landmark built in 1905-1907 designed by the architect, Henry Janeway Hardenbergh; and
WHEREAS, The applicant seeks to replace the non-original flooring (currently wood plank, originally linoleum) with a cork floor, with a large scale parquet-style pattern would closely resemble the original design, except in darker tones; and
WHEREAS, The staff of the LPC has indicated that the use of cork flooring as an alternative to replicating the original material which may be unavailable, is an acceptable alternative; and
WHEREAS, The applicant additionally seeks to replace existing, non-original wall sconce lighting fixtures on wood paneling (installed c.1945 renovation), with the same quantity of lighting fixtures, in two styles more suited to an earlier period; and
WHEREAS, These replacements will further restore and enhance the Oak Room; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue, for Interior Restoration Work to permit the replacement of non-original Flooring & Light fixtures in the Oak Bar.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 27 in favor; 1 opposed; 1 abstaining.