Restoration Hardware has been given the green light to move forward with plans to construct a concept hotel at 55 Gansevoort Street, just steps away from their flagship store in the Meatpacking District. The company initially presented plans to the Landmarks Preservation Commission over the summer, but was sent back to the drawing board to make alterations to its design.
According to Crain’s, the LPC gave approval on Tuesday to convert the historic structure into a 14-room hotel after previously taking issue with a glass screen encircling the proposed roof deck and pools.
Anderson Architects, the firm behind the design, was forced to come up with new plans for the glass enclosure to make sure that it wouldn’t be as evident. Though the LPC has approved of the revised plans, which call for a shortened rooftop addition, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation still objects. According to them, the renovation would disturb the “visual cohesion of the district.” Can’t win ‘em all.