Those who've dreamed of the West Village's undulating answer to Astor Place's Sculpture for Living can exhale just a bit. Per a somber email just received from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation:
In spite of overwhelming opposition from neighbors, community groups, local elected officials, and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday said it would approve a proposal for an 11-story undulating glass tower in the Greenwich Village Historic District... The Commission, all of whose members are appointed by the Mayor, unanimously told the applicant that with only the most minor of changes, they will grant approval of the design. Next steps, per GVSHP: "Once the Commission gives full approval to the design, it will also have to go to the Board of Standards and Appeals for permission to build approximately 15 feet higher, and slightly larger, than the zoning for the site allows. That process has not yet begun, however."
· West Village Residents Frown On Glass Building Slated For Area [NY1]
· Big Turnout at Hearing Against Glass Tower [GVSHP.org]
· West Village Undulation Revealed! [Curbed]