150 East 72nd Street

Building Name

150 East 72nd Street


Schwartz & Gross

Year(s) Built



Upper East Side Historic District Extension

Project Information:

A Renaissance Revival style apartment building designed by Schwartz & Gross, and built in 1913-14. Application is to construct an addition within the courtyard and install mechanical equipment.

CB8 Hearing: 01/18/12 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 01/24/12 (Approved)

Other projects: August 7, 2012

FRIENDS' Testimony:

This is the first time FRIENDS’ Preservation Committee has seen a proposal that makes use of the VRV heating-and-cooling technology. Incorporating this new type of system in an historic building is a difficult design problem. In this case, the proposed mechanical equipment was successfully integrated by remaining minimally visible from the public way, doing little damage to the historic fabric, and mimicking a typical New York City fire escape. Our Committee therefore recommends the approval of this application.