Rewarding Bad Behavior

By Jen Bekman Comment


Looks like it’s curtains for Morris, in the Union Square vicinity at least. A Curbed correspondent wrote in and reported on the recent decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission:

On Tuesday, the Landmarks Commission voted not to designate the Oddjob building as an individual landmark. The Chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission described how the Commission reached out to the owner of the building (Allan Goldman), who subsequently demolished the tower to prevent designation [Ed note: Fucker.] and pulled a demolition permit. (Interestingly enough, the city won a landmark demolition by neglect suit against Goldman for the Skidmore House, located at 37 E. 4th Street.)

The Commissioners found that after the demolition of the tower and other elements of the building that the most significant elements of the building are gone. They did, however designate Lapidus’ Summit Hotel.

· Rebuilding Lapidus’ Oddjob Building? (Curbed)
· Crimes Against Urbanity (Preservation Edition) (Unbeige)
· Union Square’s Stairway to Nowhere Vanishes (Curbed)
· Raise a Glass to Lapidus? (Unbeige)
· Morris Minor (Miss Representation)