Tom Wolfe and his band of angry Upper East Siders get an A for effort, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission went ahead and approved developer Aby Rosen's 980 Madison Avenue today in a 7-1 vote. ArchPaper has the details on the changes that finally got the building by the LPC, several years and designs (remember the 30-story glass tube?) since the idea of topping the loved/hated Parke-Bernet Gallery on the Upper East Side was first floated.
The latest iteration of the design lost a floor, changed colors, and got a setback. (The LPC said at its last rejection that the proposed five-story addition was still too large.) Is the 980 Madison struggle what finally sent Lord Norm packing for his moon mission? If so, we don't blame him.
· Crowning 980 Madison [Archpaper]
· All 980 Madison Avenue coverage [Curbed]