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.