“Its delicate Renaissance-style exterior could just as well have clothed an opera house, although the five colossal stacks gave it away.”
|Photo: New York City Municipal Archives, via NY Times|
Preservation groups are circling the deliciously decorated Con Ed powerhouse at 11th Avenue and 59th Street, as the 1904 structure, designed by Stanford White, nudges up for a third time to landmark designation. At the same time, a similar grand structure sits alone without fuss or bother, just working hard in elegant industrial simplicity …
Click here to read the full article by Christopher Gray, in which he looks both at the West Side’s IRT Powerhouse and, across the island, at an East River contemporary.