In April of 1965, Mayor Robert F. Wagner signed into law legislation that would give way to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, an entity that has diligently served to protect the city's historically significant structuresor, depending on how it's looked at, thwart new developmentsince its formation. In the 50 years since its founding, the LPC has ruled on thousands of buildings and historic districts; in its first year alone it designated 38 structures and the Brooklyn Heights Historic District (PDF!). Now, take a look back at the landmarking decisions the commission made immediately following one of the city's great losses: the demolition of Penn Station.
· A Commission That Has Itself Become a Landmark [NYT]
· All LPC coverage [Curbed]