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PRESERVE THE POWERHOUSE! See action steps below...

Breaking news! On July 14, 2009 (time tba), the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing to consider designating the former IRT Powerhouse as an Individual Landmark! Email LW! to make sure your on our contact list for more news...

Just released! Columbia University students' report on the Powerhouse.

The former Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) Powerhouse stands as a majestic symbol of the City Beautiful era, designed by Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White and constructed in 1904 to provide electricity for New York's first subway system.

In all of its Beaux-Arts glory, it occupies a full block on the West Side of Manhattan (11th to 12th Avenues, 58th to 59th Streets), recalling such magnificent monuments as the New York Public Library (Carrere & Hastings, 1897-1911), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Richard Morris Hunt, 1894-1902) and the late great Pennsylvania Station (McKim, Mead & White, 1910 - demolished 1963-65).
STEP 1: Sign the petition! It's easy, just click here to visit the official "Preserve the Powerhouse" website. Add your name to the growing list of supporters.
STEP 2: Send a letter to LPC Chair Robert B. Tierney. Click here for contact information.
STEP 3: Send copies of your letter to key elected and public officials. Click here for a contact list.  
Click here to visit the official "Preserve the Powerhouse" website and...
  • Learn more about the Hudson River Powerhouse Group
  • Read recent press
  • See more photos of the Powerhouse
  • Watch the list of letters from supporters grow!
Click here for a May 2009 report on the Powerhouse by Columbia University students in Historic Preservation.
Public Officials to Contact

Hon. Robert B. Tierney, Chair

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission
1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10007
Fax: 212-669-7955
Phone: 212-669-7888
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
City Hall, NYC 10007
Email: Go to and type your message.
Fax: 212-788-2460
Phone: 212-788-3000
Hon. Gale A. Brewer
New York City Council Member
563 Columbus Avenue, NYC 10024
Fax: 212-873-0279
Phone: 212-873-0282
Hon. Jerrold Nadler
U.S. Congressman
201 Varick Street, Suite 669 NYC 10014
Fax: 212-367-7356
Phone: 212-367-7350
Hon. Linda B. Rosenthal
New York State Assembly Member
230 West 72nd Street, Suite 2F, NYC 10023
Fax: 212-873-6520
Phone: 212-873-6368
Hon. Thomas K. Duane
New York State Senator
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, NYC 10001
Fax: 212-633-8096
Phone: 212-633-8052
Hon. Scott Stringer
Manhattan Borough President
1 Centre Street, 19th Floor, NYC 10007
Fax: 212-669-4900
Phone: 212-669-8300
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