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NYC's landmarks have been a hot topic this week, thanks to a new organization called the Responsible Landmarks Coalition. The coalition, created by the Real Estate Board of New York and with a membership roster that also includes labor groups and construction industry folks, is calling for more transparency in the landmarking process and for the designation of fewer buildings. Which makes this a good moment to discuss which buildings get landmarked. Two questions for the landmarks lovers and haters out there: which un-landmarked NYC building most needs to be landmarked in the near future? And if you could remove the landmark status of any NYC building, which building would it be? (Landmark maps are online here.) Have at it in the comments below. Answers may inform a future Curbed investigation.
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