The Landmarks Preservation Commission is reviewing proposals to renovate and refurbish the façade of a historic bath house in Manhattan’s East Village. The property is located at 538-540 East 11th Street and today operates as Bath House Studios, a professional photography studio and events space.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is now reviewing proposals to construct a seasonal rooftop venue at W New York hotel in Union Square, Manhattan. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, renderings of the proposed addition were first revealed at a public hearing on August 25, 2020.
Proposals from FXCollaborative reveal scaled-back plans to renovate and repurpose a landmarked church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side into a new museum. During the public meeting on Tuesday, June 9, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously approved the revised plans for the historic property at 361 Central Park West to serve as the home of The Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
Earlier this year, the Landmarks Preservation Commission reviewed proposals from BKSK Architects to renovate and convert the historic Margaret Louisa Home in Union Square into a hotel. The design team returned to the LPC with updated proposals following feedback and criticism of the original designs. Located at 16 East 16th Street, the six-story Margaret Louisa Home was completed in 1891 and included 78 bedrooms, parlor and reception rooms, private and public dining spaces, and laundry facilities for over 100 women who lived in the building.
As the Landmarks Preservation Commission resumes its review of construction applications, a slew of newly proposed developments have come to light. One of these projects includes a major retrofit of the former Hotel Wales at 1295 Madison Avenue in Carnegie Hill, Manhattan.