Push to make the IRT Powerhouse a landmark

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Allan
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Push to make the IRT Powerhouse a landmark

Post by Allan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:44 pm

There is a campaign in progress to landmark the IRT Powerhouse at 11th Av between 58th & 59th Sts.

As one could imagine (and you'll see on the second URL, a lot of people are in favor EXCEPT Con Ed to whom the powerhouse was sold to in 1959.

The URL below is for the NY Times article from July 9, 2009:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... owerhouse/

This URL is for the Hudson River Powerhouse Group which is behind the latest effort.

http://www.hudsonriverpowerhouse.com/

If you have not already done so, please sign the petition to preserve the powerhouse. They have 677 signatures (including mine), they want to get 1,000.

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