Landmarks Preservation Commission to Review Façade Alteration at The Town Hall, in Midtown

123 West 43rd Street - The Rockwell Group123 West 43rd Street - The Rockwell Group

The Rockwell Group is set to appear before the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission in defense of its proposed alterations to The Town Hall theater. Located in the heart of Midtown at 123 West 43rd Street, the structure first opened in 1921 and has retained its original exterior massing and design for nearly a century.

The design team has released architectural drawings that reveal the alterations, which are modest in scale and pertain completely to the installation of new exterior lighting at the ground floor marquee and within the façade’s ornamental arch work, as well as new fixtures in front of the building’s founding plaque and cornice uplighting. The most challenging aspect of the project is limiting the number of penetrations into the historic façade.

Rendering of proposed changes at 123 West 43rd Street - The Rockwell Group

Rendering of proposed changes at 123 West 43rd Street – The Rockwell Group

Rendering of proposed changes at 123 West 43rd Street - The Rockwell Group

Rendering of proposed changes at 123 West 43rd Street – The Rockwell Group

The Town Hall first served as a meeting space for the League for Political Education, which fought for the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote. Since that time, The Town Hall has served as a venue for educational programs, activist gatherings, musical performances, as well as high-profile talks, broadcasts, and interviews. In 1980, the structure was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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4 Comments on "Landmarks Preservation Commission to Review Façade Alteration at The Town Hall, in Midtown"

  1. No content to debate on development, with my sexual-eyes it’s verdant design by lighting. (Thank you)

    • Please pardon me for stinking up the place: My sexy eyes see a lot of light in this development. (You’re welcome).

  2. David in Bushwick | May 9, 2019 at 8:19 am | Reply

    Women could not vote before 1920 but now are the majority of voters. For decades, Suffragists (suffragette is a derogatory term used against them) bravely fought for the basic human right to determine their own future.

  3. Pat in Seattle | May 9, 2019 at 9:34 am | Reply

    “suffragette” is a derogatory term as it assigns a gender.. “Women” must be a derogatory term as well. I guess “some people” wanted other people to be able to vote. Those people “bravely ?” fought? Who were these people and what danger did they bravely fight ? Were only some of the suffragists women ? How many died in the battles ? Suffragette is the noun the National Geographic Society uses to describe the brave fighters. Please leave your woke PC at the login click.

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