The historic Apthorp on Broadway between 78th and 79th streets will soon get a new rooftop addition after winning approval on Tuesday from the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
After initially getting rejected, the owners slimmed down their proposal, reducing the height of the addition and turning one two-story section into a one-story section, according to Curbed. The new section will also include some copper and limestone touches that complement the building’s original design (take note, other rooftop apartment applicants!).
The proposal initially drew intense opposition because opponents said it would stand out too much and didn’t blend with the rest of the Italian Renaissance facade; building residents showed up at Tuesday’s hearing to reiterate their opposition.
The Apthorp, which occupies a full block and has a private courtyard, is one of the Upper West Side’s crown jewels. It was built between 1906 and 1908 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
To see more images of the addition, check out Curbed.
Image via Curbed.