944 Park Avenue
George F. Pelham
Park Avenue Historic District
An Art Deco style apartment building designed by George F. Pelham and built in 1929-1930. Application is for the installation of HVAC equipment.
CB8 Hearing: 04/16/18 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 04/24/18 (Approved)
Other projects: October 31, 2017
FRIENDS laments the loss of decorative brickwork to A/C louvers that were installed before the designation of the Park Avenue Historic District as well as the loss proposed in this application today. This unfortunate pre-designation mutilation set the precedent for the future installation of louvers of similar style and dimension, in keeping with the resulting piecemeal appearance of the façade at the time of designation.
We reiterate our strong recommendation from the last time this building came before the Commission, that the co-op board establish a master plan for the windows and HVAC units in order to guide future projects.