909 Madison Avenue
Upper East Side Historic District
A neo-Federal style bank building designed by Schultze and Weaver and constructed in 1931. Application is create a new entrance, install a barrier free access ramp, light-boxes at windows, and mechanical equipment at the roof.
CB8 Hearing: 12/17/12 (Disapproved)
LPC Hearing: 1/8/12 (Laid Over); 1/15/12 (Approved with Modifications)
FRIENDS Testimony: The Preservation Committee at FRIENDS found many of the proposed alterations to 909 Madison Avenue appropriate, including those to the Madison Avenue entry, the rooftop mechanical equipment, and windows. Butwhile the committee found the barrier free access ramp to be well-designed, they questioned whether other options had been fully explored that might have less visual impact on this remarkably intact neo‑Federal style bank building. Suggestions include placing the ramp in the building’s interior or making minor alterations to the Madison Avenue entrance. FRIENDS asks the Commission to work with the architects in pursuing all possible accessibility solutions before approving this application.