The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing proposals to replace all existing windows at 260 West End Avenue, a 15-story cooperative building in Lincoln Square, Manhattan. Skyline Windows, a Bronx-based company, will oversee design, manufacturing, and installation of the proposed window system.
While preliminary drawings from the company do not illustrate drastic changes to the existing windows, the building is located in Manhattan’s West End-Collegiate Historic District and will require the approvals from the commission before the project can begin.
The goal of the renovation is to eliminate molded brick that surrounds the window openings and replace deteriorating wooden window frames. The new double-hung windows will closely resemble historic conditions at the property.
Completed in 1924, the structure sits on the corner of 72nd Street and West End Avenue. The building was originally designed by Schwartz & Gross, one of New York City’s most prominent architectural studios at the time. In 1989, the property was repositioned as a residential building and today contains 73 units that range from one- to two-bedroom floorplans.
A public hearing for the proposals took place on July 20, 2021. At this time, the commission has not published official commentary on the project.