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Herzog & de Meuron’s Proposal to Transform Historic New York Townhouses Receives Approval

Herzog & de Meuron’s Proposal to Transform Historic New York Townhouses Receives Approval
Herzog & de Meuron’s Proposal to Transform Historic New York Townhouses Receives Approval , Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC
Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC

The New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has approved Stephen Wang + Associates and Herzog & de Meuron’s townhouse transformation project on New York’s Upper East Side.

Located at 15 East and 75th Street, the project entails combining three separate townhomes -- two Queen Anne-style, and one Neo-Federal -- into one large home for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC
Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC

About two months ago, the proposal was presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, but failed to impress due to several structural changes, such as the removal of party walls and the alteration of the Neo-Federal façade into a Queen Anne style, which would diminish the historical significance of the properties.

With the new plan, however, the Neo-Federal façade will experience minor changes, some party walls will be retained, and the buildings will be kept to look like three separate buildings, tied together by a sunken front yard and an iron fence.

Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC
Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC

Furthermore, the rear of the project will feature an open glass and bronze façade, with large boulders on the lowermost level that resemble the large rocks of Central Park.

Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC
Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC
Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC
Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC

News via The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC, and New York YIMBY.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Herzog & de Meuron’s Proposal to Transform Historic New York Townhouses Receives Approval " 23 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/789759/new-york-landmarks-preservation-commission-approves-historical-townhouse-transformation/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Courtesy of The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and Stephen Wang + Associates PLLC

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