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.
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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?