40 East 66th Street
Upper East Side Historic District
A neo-Renaissance style apartment building with commercial ground floor designed by Rosario Candela and built in 1928-29. Application is to construct stair bulkheads and alter penthouse window openings.
CB8 Hearing: 10/19/15 (Disapproved)
LPC Hearing: 10/27/15 (Approved with modifications)
We commend the building for a consistently-applied master plan for multi-pane windows. However, it does not appear to extend to the penthouse. The proposed single pane windows will disrupt the consistent fenestration of the rest of the building, and the expansion of openings will significantly alter the perception of the penthouse, which is quite visible.
We ask the Commission to work with the applicant to extend the window master plan to the penthouse in order to require the use of multi-pane windows for the entire building.