At a meeting at the Landmarks Preservation Commission today, the board decided to preserve the lobby in its entirety by granting the interior lobby landmark status!
We first broke the story to the public on the sale of the Landmark building earlier this year and immediately we became concerned of the lobby and the historical Ben Shahn murals and the New York Times even did a more in depth article on the issue.
Now today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission UNANIMOUSLY voted to declare the interior lobby in its entirety. Many in the audience applauded upon the decision and now regardless of who purchases the building, we can now rest assured that the historic and artistic importance of our treasured landmark is saved.
More information coming on this news you heard here first!