It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 14th Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: every single NYC landmark designated this year.
It was a banner year for historic New York City sites this year: the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate 14 new landmarks, representing a diverse range of architectural styles and cultural significance.
Though interior landmarks are a rarity in NYC—there are only 120 of them at present—the LPC added three new sites to that number this year: the Ambassador Grill interiors at the United Nations Hotel, several interior portions of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and the iconic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Catalog Room at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman building.
This year, the LPC also took a step toward recognizing cultural importance rather than just architectural merit—Willem and Elaine de Kooning’s former home and studio near Union Square is a perfect example.
No matter what kind of architectural styles you prefer, there’s a lot to love about the LPC’s picks this year. Here now, a map of the 14 sites the Commission declared NYC landmarks this year.Read More