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Landmarks Blocks Demolition of P. Diddy's Former Townhouse

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission has squashed a developer's plan to tear down a 12-story building at 807 Park Avenue, which used to be music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' personal mansion. (That's not why the property has been deemed historic, although it should be.) Current owner Aion Partners, architect Charles Platt of PBDW Architects, and Bill Higgins of the preservation firm Higgins Quasebarth & Partners presented their plans to replace the building with a new building of roughly the same size to the Commission for a third time on Tuesday, and the results were not what they hoped. The only part of the original building that remains is the facade on the second through fifth floors and part of the curtain wall, and though Platt's original plan was to incorporate that fragment into the new building, the new proposal was to get rid of it entirely. The commissioners were ultimately divided on whether or not that would be appropriate and ended up not voting, sending the presenters back to the drawing board with an unclear mandate.

· Landmarks Sends Plans For 807 Park Avenue Back To The Drawing Board [NY YIMBY]
· 807 Park Avenue coverage [Curbed]