Developers Propose New Marquee Entrance at the Landmarked Williamsburgh Savings Bank, at 175 Broadway, in Brooklyn

The Williamsburgh Savings Bank

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is reviewing proposals to install a new entrance marquee at the iconic Williamsburgh Savings Bank, in Brooklyn. The property’s official address is 175 Broadway, and it was originally constructed in 1875 by American architect George B. Post. The formidable structure most notably features a large domed tower and an adjacent low-rise structure.

Today, the low-rise component functions as a banquet hall with an entrance at 173 Broadway. Above this entrance, the proposed marquee would be comprised of decorative cast-iron columns, opaque glass panels, decorative metal arches, and new lighting.

Rendering of new marquee at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank

Elevation diagram of new marquee at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank

Elevation diagram of new marquee at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank

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4 Comments on "Developers Propose New Marquee Entrance at the Landmarked Williamsburgh Savings Bank, at 175 Broadway, in Brooklyn"

  1. Looks like a a cheap awning found on a 2 family house.

  2. No it doesn’t

  3. This marquis is too low in the context of the building facade proportions and does indeed look cheap. Through I’m sure (I hope) it is actually of much higher quality, on the rendering it looks like these cheap marquis that were added to so many houses in Queens/Brooklyn in the 70s and 80s…

  4. Leave it as is. Stop trying to alter history and it does look like a cheap awning. You messed up the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge please stop.

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