At Final Backlog Hearing, Testimony Considered on Manhattan Items

The proposed designation of the former Yuengling Brewery Site in East Harlem proved contentious, dividing preservationists and those who wished to see site developed.  On November 12, 2015 the Landmarks Preservation Commission held the final of four special hearings organized to address the backlog of items added to the Commission’s calendar before 2001, but never brought to a vote on designation.  The final hearing consisted of items in Manhattan, occupying Community Boards six through twelve.  … <Read More>

Times Square’s Paramount Hotel designated

The Paramount Hotel at 235 West 46th Street in Manhattan. Photo: CityLand.

Theater District hotel’s architect was primarily known as a theater designer. On November 17, 2009, Landmarks voted to designate the Paramount Hotel, located at 235 West 46th Street in Manhattan. Thomas W. Lamb built the 600-room French Renaissance hotel between 1927 and 1928. The Scottish-born Lamb was a prolific theater and cinema architect, having designed more than 300 theaters around the world. The … <Read More>