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18 East 41st Street, proposing alterations to the tenant entrance

At the regularly scheduled monthly Community Board Five meeting on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, the following resolution passed with a vote of 29 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining:

WHEREAS, 18 East 41st Street is an individual landmark 21-story office building located between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue; and

WHEREAS, The building erected in 1914 by George & Edward Blum represents the first phase of commercial development in East Midtown, and was designated as a New York City Landmark on November 22, 2016; and

WHEREAS, The Applicant is proposing the following alterations:

WHEREAS, The proposed width of the Stucco pilasters on the first-story of the tenant entrance would be less than with the width of the pilasters on the upper stories of the façade; and

WHEREAS, The proposed alterations lack respect for and are not harmonious with the proportions of the building; and

WHEREAS, The proposed alterations constitute more of an intervention to the façade amputating the pilasters than a restoration of building; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends denial of the application for alterations at 18 East 41st Street.

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