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2 Park Avenue, proposed storefront master plan

WHEREAS, 2 Park Avenue (between East 32nd and East 33rd Streets), designed in 1927 by Ely Jacques Kahn, is a distinctive Art Deco Landmarked office building, especially noted for its angular terra cotta decoration at the upper floors; and

WHEREAS, The applicant is proposing a Master Plan for all of the storefronts continuing the cast iron designs already being used along the Park Avenue facade and wrapping around both the East 32nd and East 33rd Street sides of the building; and

WHEREAS, The proposed Master Plan compliments the original design of the building facade and will conform all of the bays on the side streets to those storefronts occupied by the current tenants, Chase and HSBC, and is deemed harmonious to the Art Deco period; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the proposed storefront Master Plan for 2 Park Avenue.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 31 in favor; 0 opposed; 0 abstaining; 0 present not entitled to vote.

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