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City Council has power to influence landmarks decision

NYHTC - November 30, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Four City Council members have made known that they do not want jeopardized the project to build a hotel tower at Broadway and 57th in Manhattan. Plans for the project include a 50-story hotel, in addition to apartments and office space. If the Landmarks Preservation Commission votes to confer landmark status on a building that already exists on the planned site, the City Council may overturn the decision. The council has the authority to overturn landmark designations and has done so in the past.

Pogrebin, Robin. City Council Influences Landmarks Decision. The NY Times, November 19, 2009.

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