Renovation plans would significantly alter the building's street presence. Image © DBOX
Facing plans for a major renovation that would significantly alter the street presence of the building, Philip Johnson’s Postmodern icon, 550 Madison (formerly AT&T Building) has now cleared the first stage in the process of becoming a designated New York City landmark.
Today, an application to schedule a hearing to landmark the building was approved unanimously by the city’s Landmarks and Preservation Commission (LPC). In a few months time, the LPC will hold a public forum for the building, followed by a deliberation on whether or not the tower deserves official landmark status.
Completed in 1984, the tower would become the youngest building designated as a landmark should the application prove successful, replacing the former Citicorp Center (which was completed in 1978).
Learn more about the renovation plans below:
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