34 East 68th Street
Reconstruction of façade
Upper East Side Historic District
A neo-Grec style rowhouse designed by R.W. Buckley and built in 1879. Application is to reconstruct the facade.
CB8 Hearing: 05/19/14 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 05/20/14 (Approved with modifications); 09/16/14 (Approved with amendments)
As we previously testified before the Commission, the Preservation Committee at FRIENDS was torn over the material choice for the initial proposal. As such, we were delighted to have the opportunity to review a new solution for 34 East 68th Street. We found the applicant’s innovative use of terracotta to address the rapidly delaminating brownstone not only appropriate but supremely interesting.FRIENDS supports this application, and commends the applicant for their initiative. We look forward to following the progress of this project as it continues.