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703 Fifth Avenue, application for storefront renovations and new signage.

WHEREAS, 703 Fifth Avenue, the St. Regis Hotel, is a beaux arts “skyscraper” hotel designed by Trowbridge and Livingston and built in 1901 (commissioned by John Jacob Astor), which was designated as an individual landmark in 1988; and 

WHEREAS, The applicant proposes to install awnings and signage and to paint windows of the DeBeers space on the Fifth Avenue and East 55th Street facades; and

WHEREAS, The proposed work encompasses several subtle changes to the existing storefront:

WHEREAS, The proposed work is minor and appropriate for the design of this landmarked building; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval of the application for storefront renovations and new signage at 703 Fifth Avenue.

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