Proposals from the Francesca Russo Architect design team reveal plans to modernize exterior elements of an aging Greek Revival-style building at 5 West 16th Street in Manhattan. Located near Union Square Park, the building was originally completed in 1846 as a private residence. The home was later designated an official city landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in June 1986.
Plans include the removal of aluminum columns and treatments, the installation of a through-window HVAC unit, and alterations to framing around the windows at the basement or parlor floor. Window framings would be replaced with exterior wood casement, metal supports, and double-paned glass. The scope of work also includes repairs to existing metal cornices, ceiling modifications to accommodate new windows, and new capitals atop the first-floor columns.
Local Community Board 5 has already recommended approval of the application.