740 Park Avenue
Upper East Side Historic District
An Art Deco style apartment building designed by Rosario Candela and built in 1929-30. Application is to install through-the-wall air conditioning units.
CB8 Hearing: 1/14/13 (Disapproved)
LPC Hearing: 1/22/13 (Withdrawn)
Our Preservation Committee regrets the proliferation of through-the-wall air conditioning units at the iconic 740 Park Avenue. This proposal for ten additional penetrations through the solid limestone façade continues an unfortunate precedent that began before the building was designated as part of the Upper East Side Historic District in 1981. FRIENDS urges the Commission to work with the applicant to pursue a more appropriate solution and further recommends that the building institute a master plan.