226 West 46th Street, Richard Rodgers Theatre, application to add a new Air Handler Unit on the roof.
WHEREAS, The Richard Rodgers Theater (FKA Forty-Sixth Street Theater per the Designation Report) located at 226 West 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue in the Theater District; and
WHEREAS, Per the designation report, the Richard Rodgers Theater was constructed in 1924 by Architect Herbert J. Krapp; and
WHEREAS, The Theater was designated an individual and an interior landmark on November 17, 1987; and
WHEREAS, The Nederlander Organization is requesting a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a new air handler mechanical unit on the stage house roof; and
WHEREAS, The new unit will be approx. 16' 11 ½ " x 15' 6 ¼ " x 8'4 ¼" deep (including metal beams/dunnage) to properly rise enough off the roof per building regulations for the connected ductwork & connectors; and
WHEREAS, The new unit will not be visible from 46th Street on either the west or east approaches and will be minimally visible from 8th Avenue, but without the ability to identify the building on which the unit sits; and
WHEREAS, The new unit will be painted a slate grey or beige color to help blend into the backgrounds of the neighboring buildings, and will be consistent with similar units on other historical landmarks in the Theater District; and
WHEREAS, The unit is located in a section of the roof with the least visibility and will not impact the historical glazed Terra-cotta Neo Classical Arcade/facade in any way; therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval for aCertificate of Appropriateness to install a new air handling mechanical unit on the stage house roof of the Richard Rodgers Theater at 226 West 46 Street.