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5.30.2005

Movement on Landmarking 184 Kent Avenue



The Landmarks Preservation Commission has decided to hold a hearing on landmarking 184 Kent Avenue, a/k/a the Austin-Nichols Warehouse. This is major progress on a step that many in the historic preservation community consider overdue.

Designed by Cass Gilbert (of Woolworth Building and Brooklyn Army Terminal fame) in 1913, the building has hosted a range of warehousing, light manufacturing, and artistic uses in recent years. Most recently, the owners were denied a variance to convert the building's facade and to put a massive four-story extension on the roof. Because of the recent rezoning, the owners are allowed as-of-right to convert the building to all residential use and to put residential towers on top of the building.

Picture courtesy Historic Districts Council

2 Comments:

At 6/6/05 17:41, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This buliding should not be landmark Cass Gilbert never spoke about this bulding it lacks the special charaacter that the reason that building was never known as a Cass Gilbert It will better be served as a re devploment a per the water zoning

 
At 13/6/05 23:16, Anonymous greenpointer said...

The value and meaning of art is not always determined by the artist.

 

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