Manfacturer¶s Hanover Trust Building

TIMELINE Oct. 21, 1997 Manufacturer¶s Trust Company Building exterior, designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Designated as a NYC Individual Landmark Oct. 31 2010 Bertoia Sculptures Physically Removed from the (unprotected) Interior Feb. 1, 2011 The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) holds a Designation Hearing for Interior Feb. 15, 2011 Official LPC Interior Designation Announced Mar. 9-11, 2011 SOM Presentations of Proposed Design to Local Preservation Groups Mar. 15, 2011 LPC Hearing for C of A Application ± SOM Presents Design ± Public Testimony Heard Mar. 24, 2011 World Monuments Fund 2011 Watch List Nomination Submitted Apr. 12, 2011 LPC Public Meeting ± SOM Presents 1st Round of Design Changes Apr. 19, 2011 LPC Public Meeting ± SOM Presents 2nd Round of Design Changes ± LPC TAKES FINAL VOTE AND APPROVES Radical Changes to the Interior July 8, 2011 Citizens Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation (CECPP) files a lawsuit challenging the LPC¶s approval as ³arbitrary and capricious´ Affidavits provided by: Terence Riley, former Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art; Kenneth Frampton, Professor of Architecture at Columbia University; and Theodore Grunewald, curator and founder of the Coalition to Save MHT

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Curbed.com Archive Judge Stops Changes to Manufacturers Trust Company Landmark [New York Times] A Bertoia Sculpture Is Dismantled [New York Times] Interior of Fifth Ave. Building Is Named Landmark [New York Times] Building Owner Sent Back to the Drawing Board [New York Times] Landmark Board Urges Altered Renovation Plan [New York Times] Approval for Changes to Manufacturers Hanover Trust Building [New York Times] Vornado Given Go-Ahead to Alter New Midtown Landmark [dnainfo.com

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