Landmarks Preservation Commission to hear proposal for landmarking of the I.M. Pei-designed Silver Towers complex - 06/20/08
Next Tuesday, June 24th, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a hearing on landmarking the I.M. Pei-designed Silver Towers complex, which was first proposed for landmark designation by GVSHP in 2003. The poured-in-place concrete towers, the modernist landscaping, and the central Picasso sculpture are considered icons of modern architecture. Designation is needed now more than ever, as NYU is proposing to build new 40-story towers in and around the complex, including on the landscaping and open green space.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Write the Landmarks Preservation Commission in support of the proposed landmark designation — go here for a sample letter you can use.
Testify in support of designation — go to the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Tuesday, June 24th at the Municipal Building, One Centre Street (at Chambers Street), 9th floor (bring photo ID to enter), and go to here for sample testimony you can use. It is recommended that you arrive by 1:30 P.M.