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240 Central Park South and 7th Avenue, application for proposed window replacement.

At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, April 10, 2014, the following resolution passed with a vote of: 36 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstained.

WHEREAS, 240 Central Park South is a residential building built in 1939 to the design of Mayer & Whittlesey and represents the transitional style between 1930s Art Deco and Post-World War II Modernist Style;

WHEREAS, 240 Central Park South was designated as a landmark on April 30th, 2002; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has proposed to modify an existing window replacement master plan, previously approved by LPC by installing a cooling tower on the 29th floor and very small condensation misters recessed into the facades which will eliminate the need for window air conditioner units or exhaust louvers; and

WHEREAS, The applicant has represented that this adjustment to the widow master plan will ultimately restore the façade to its original historic state, free of unsightly window air conditioners as well as subsequently modified window panes; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five would have preferred that 240 Central Park South would have constructed a mockup of the cooling tower, but understand that LPC staff had agreed to waive the mockup requirement for this project; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the proposed modification to the existing window replacement master plan at 240 Central Park South. 

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