828 Madison Avenue
George F. Pelham
Upper East Side Historic District
A Neo-Renaissance style hotel building designed by George F. Pelham and built in 1925-26. Application is to modify a masonry opening, install new infill and replace windows.
CB8 Hearing: 2/15/23 (Disapproved)
LPC Hearing: 2/28/23 (Approved)
FRIENDS Preservation Committee finds the proposal to replace 21 white double-hung windows with new double-hung windows within the existing masonry openings, in a non-combustible, bronze anodized aluminum, to be appropriate. They would match the existing bronze display windows on the second floor and thus represent an improvement to the façade. Our Preservation Committee also does not object to the proposed enlargement of the existing entrance on the building’s north elevation by replacing the existing small window with a new service door and transom, thereby creating a 11’4” wide entrance within an expanded granite frame.
We do, however, wish that the applicant had taken the opportunity to consider a bronze finish for the new doors on 70th Street rather than black painted metal. We feel this would have been more in keeping both with the 69th Street entrance as well as the bronze window frames on the first and second floors.