The Landmarks Law, signed into being by Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr., is soon to celebrate its 50th birthday. Since its inception in 1965, nearly 1,400 individual landmarks, 115 interior landmarks, 10 scenic landmarks, 109 historic districts, and 10 district extensions have been established throughout all five boroughs. While advocates, especially those aligned with the Landmarks50 alliance, believe that 'preservation provides a reassuring chain of continuity between past and present,' the inherent merits of preservation do not preclude it from the trials and tribulations of a growing, changing metropolis. Though there are oh-so-many to choose from... Here now, the 10 most heated preservation battles being waged across the city right now. Disagree with the selection, or have another historic site at risk to bring to our attention? Let us know via e-mail or in the comments section below.
· Curbed Maps archives [Curbed]
· Landmarks50 [official]
· Preservation Watch archives [Curbed]
· Preservation Battles archives [Curbed]