The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), the latest stewards of the 117-year old individual landmark at 361 Central Park West propose significant changes to roof, windows, and entrances.

Are these changes appropriate?
CB7’s Preservation Committee & their Full Board
didn’t think so, and neither do we!

CMOM is applying for a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for several proposed significant changes including:

  • removing all the original exterior wood doors.
  • removing the original granite steps.
  • removing iconic original stained and opalescent glass that does not feature iconography (i.e. plants & non-figural glass).
  • adding significant mechanical equipment visible from multiple vantage points as well as Scenic Landmark Central Park.
  • changing the volume, form, and balance of the roof.

What will the LPC think?

Share YOUR thoughts TUESDAY MARCH 3, 2020 at 
 The Landmarks Preservation Commission, 
Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th FL North 
NOTE: This item is scheduled for 1:15 until end and they suggest you arrive by 12:45pm* 
*Be sure to factor in time for security screening! 
This is a public hearing – fill out a speaker sign-in sheet to share your 3-minute statement.
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