Wednesday, April 25, 2012

☞ REVIVE: First Corn Exchange Plans Rejected

Curbed has the scoop on the first rounds of approvals for the reconstruction of the Corn Exchange Building on 125th Street and Park Avenue.  It appears that all has not gone well and the Landmarks Preservation Commission wants an even more faithful revival of the landmark building that had its top floor demolished because of instability a few years back. The folks at the LPC think its a good starting point but deem the rendition as flat and not true to the original Queen Anne aesthetics.  This is the Chelsea Hotel of Harlem so maybe it is worth getting the details right. Read more on Curbed: LINK

Top photo via Curbed


  1. Good to see the Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding this to a high standard. I like the NY Times description, the original building had "the effect of half a dozen cups of strong coffee" the new plans are the decaf version.

  2. Or maybe "was" the Chelsea Hotel of Harlem.