March 7, 2014
Proposed Plans for 1165 Broadway
NoMad landmark 1165 Broadway may soon undergo a radical transformation. Curbed NY is reporting a speculative plan that would allow the building to expand while preserving one of the most graceful historic facades in NoMad.
The facade, which has been a special feature for guests looking out their windows from the nearby Nomad Hotel, is protected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The commission must approve proposed designs before construction can begin.
Given 1165 Broadway’s elegant exterior and landmark status, the current tenants are proposing to restore the facade, and build their expansion, a 20-plus-story glass tower, stepped back on top of the building. The designs are an interesting juxtaposition of new and old, and reflect NYC’s future and past.
Perhaps the proposed plans are the early signs of a trend combines pre-war landmarked exteriors with modern towers. Like the treatment of the Hearst building development on 57th Street and Eighth Avenue, this approach would leave a beautiful building for all to enjoy and the street experience at the corner of 27th and Broadway much as it has been for 100 years.