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1230 Avenue of the Americas (between 48th and 49th Streets) APPLICATION to replace storefront infill.

At the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of Community Board Five on Thursday, March 13, 2014, the following resolution passed with a vote of 38 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, also known as the Simon & Schuster Building (originally U.S. Rubber Company Building and Addition), an individual landmark within Rockefeller Center, is an office tower designed by the Associated Architects and built in 1939 with an addition designed by Wallace Harrison and Max Abramowitz and built in 1954-55; and

WHEREAS, The applicant proposes to modify and replace the storefront infill at two bays on West 48th Street; and

WHEREAS, At the Westerly bay the applicant proposed to:

WHEREAS, At the Easterly bay the applicant proposes:

WHEREAS, The application is a modest proposal for largely restorative and reversible work similar to and harmonious with the existing storefronts, signage, and windows in Rockefeller Center; and

WHEREAS, Similarly appropriate store-front modifications have been approved repeatedly by both Community Board Five and the LPC, therefore be it,

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application to modify and replace storefront infill at 1230 Avenue of the Americas. 

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