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60 West 22nd Street, application for the removal of diamond plate covers and vault lights.

WHEREAS, 60 West 22nd Street is located in the Ladies Mile Historic District; and

WHEREAS, The existing sidewalk vault is currently covered with diamond plate metal; and

WHEREAS, The underlying structural steel support is badly corroded and needs repair or replacement; and

WHEREAS, An exploratory probe of the vault uncovered the original historic fabric – badly deteriorated glass vault lights; and

WHEREAS, The applicant intends to make necessary structural repairs and cover the vault with concrete to match the surrounding sidewalk; and

WHEREAS, The applicant was provided information regarding the availability of vault lights and vault light fabricators who can replicate the original historic condition; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application for a concrete topped sidewalk vault.

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