Friday, October 23, 2015

"Do or Die Moment for Preservation" writes DNAInfo

'Do or Die' Moment for Preservation of West Side IRT Powerhouse: Activists

By Gwynne Hogan
DNAInfo, October 23, 2015

HELLS KITCHEN — Resistance from Con Ed has thwarted the preservation of the Interborough Rapid Transit Powerhouse, a coalition of preservationists charge in a letter to the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission.

“The Powerhouse—a landmark by any definition—has lingered on the Landmarks Commission’s calendar for more than 35 years for no reason other than opposition by its owner, Consolidated Edison,” Landmark West!, the Municipal Art Society and ten other preservation groups wrote in an Oct. 15 letter. 

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