150 East 72nd Street
Schwartz & Gross
Upper East Side Historic District Extension
A Renaissance Revival style apartment building designed by Schwartz & Gross and built in 1913-14. Application is to replace the existing lobby doors and side lights, realign stairs and add an areaway gate and side door canopy.
CB8 Hearing: 07/18/12 (Approved in part)
LPC Hearing: 08/07/12 (Approved)
Other projects: January 24, 2012
The Preservation Committee at FRIENDS found the proposed changes to be an improvement over the existing conditions at 150 East 72nd Street, although we question the use of Art Deco-inspired lanterns at the entrance. It should be noted that this building is stylistically Renaissance Revival and the globe lanterns currently in place are quite similar to those documented in historic photographs from 1913. Our committee therefore advocates for their preservation or replacement with a lantern design that is more in keeping with the building’s architectural style. With this concern addressed, we could heartily support the approval of this application.