Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Developer Robert C. Quinlan is also a preservationist

“I add my support as an active preservationist over four decades and as a property developer in Manhattan and Brooklyn to landmark designation of this important structure.” Click here to read Robert C. Quinlan's full letter of support.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Strong words of support from Columbia University professor Andrew S. Dolkart

Says Andrew S. Dolkart, “It is time for the Commission to act in the public interest and protect this major monument to New York’s architecture and heritage.”  Click here to read his complete letter.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Says MoMA Architecture & Design Curator Barry Bergdoll...

...the Powerhouse is in a league with the Columbia University Campus, New York Public Library, Metropolitan Museum and Farley Post Office.  "The Powerhouse is an excellent candidate for designation" as a NYC Landmark.  Click here to read Barry Bergdoll's full letter.

BIG Architect Bjarke Ingels Supports the Powerhouse!

The architect of "The Wave" building just south on 58th Street and Eleventh Avenue thinks the former IRT Powerhouse should stay.  Click here for Bjarke Ingels's letter.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Manhattan Community Board 4 urges that "designation be no longer delayed"

Manhattan Community Board 4's full letter is here.  About the Powerhouse, District Manager Jesse Bodine writes:

"The Powerhouse must be preserved not only as a monument to New York City's past but also as a potential great public space for its future."


"Community Board 4 urges that designation be no longer delayed. The building is important both for its historic importance and for its impressive architectural quality. And, we hope, for the potential its interior spaces offer to one day enrich New York City."

We're with you, Jesse!