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27 West 44th Street, Harvard Club - Application to construct a rooftop terrace, extend the freight elevator and exit stair and build a doubles squash court

WHEREAS, 27 West 44th Street, Harvard Club, is an eight-story private club, designed by famed architectural firm, McKim, Mead and White, in 1894 and designated as an individual NYC Landmark in 1966; and

WHEREAS, This structure was designed as an elegant Georgian townhouse, created from Harvard red brick and limestone, with additions made in 1903, 1915, 1946 and 2000; and

WHEREAS, The applicant is requesting approval to construct a rooftop terrace including a bar/lounge, extend the freight elevator and exit stair and build a doubles squash court on the upper floor; and

WHEREAS, The new additions will contain materials similar to those used in the existing structure such as Harvard brick and limestone; and

WHEREAS, The addition is deemed elegant and respectful of the Landmark, with minimal visibility of the additions seen from the public way; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the Application of the Harvard Club, 27 West 44th Street, for the addition of a rooftop terrace, freight elevator, exit stair and doubles squash court.

The above resolution passed by a vote of 34 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.

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