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Glass Appendage Proposed For Landmarked NoMad Low-Rise

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The landmarked building at 1165 Broadway may soon play podium to a mid-rise glass tower. New renderings for the building at the corner of West 27th Street and Broadway reveal a restored facade for the current five-story site occupant, with the addition of a 20-plus-story tower. The proposed design will have to win support from the Landmarks Preservation Commission before it can be executed. The mid-rise building, whose renderings were first spotted by NY YIMBY, provides retail, residential, and mixed-use space.

While this isn't the most complimentary addition we've seen proposed for a landmarked structure, NY YIMBY makes a good case for the building,

Preserving NoMAD's history has not exactly been a priority, as developments like 3 West 29th Street make clear, but integrating the neighborhood's past into modern-day projects will be beneficial to its future character, as it does have many excellent examples of pre-war architecture.

The low-rise building formerly served as the site of a counterfeiting operation that was used to fund the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. No completion date or architect has been announced for the project.
· Revealed: 1165 Broadway [NY YIMBY]