LPC Considers Window Replacement for 260 West End Avenue in Lincoln Square, Manhattan

Existing view of 260 West End Avenue - StreeteasyExisting view of 260 West End Avenue - Streeteasy

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing proposals to replace all existing windows at 260 West End Avenue, a 15-story cooperative building in Lincoln Square, Manhattan. Skyline Windows, a Bronx-based company, will oversee design, manufacturing, and installation of the proposed window system.

While preliminary drawings from the company do not illustrate drastic changes to the existing windows, the building is located in Manhattan’s West End-Collegiate Historic District and will require the approvals from the commission before the project can begin.

The goal of the renovation is to eliminate molded brick that surrounds the window openings and replace deteriorating wooden window frames. The new double-hung windows will closely resemble historic conditions at the property.

Completed in 1924, the structure sits on the corner of 72nd Street and West End Avenue. The building was originally designed by Schwartz & Gross, one of New York City’s most prominent architectural studios at the time. In 1989, the property was repositioned as a residential building and today contains 73 units that range from one- to two-bedroom floorplans.

A public hearing for the proposals took place on July 20, 2021. At this time, the commission has not published official commentary on the project.

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7 Comments on "LPC Considers Window Replacement for 260 West End Avenue in Lincoln Square, Manhattan"

  1. This is what happens when a building is on the landmark or preservation list. It takes, yeras, a millioon permits, and an act of congress to change a window.

  2. You say that in 1989, the property was “repositioned as a residential building.” It was an office building originally?

    • Shane C Keena | July 23, 2021 at 12:50 pm | Reply

      By repositioned, they mean they changed the address from a side street to a major avenue.

      • Actually we don’t use the term “reposition” to refer to moving an entrance in NYC Real Estate. That word always means a transition of a property from one use to another. In this case they’re referring to the transition from rental apartments to co-ops since the building was originally built as “tenements”. The way they worded it in the article isn’t 100% accurate since it was already residential.

  3. David of Flushing | July 22, 2021 at 7:50 pm | Reply

    Local Law 97 is going to weigh heavily on all but the newest buildings. Improved windows and other energy-saving actions are going to be required.

  4. I grew up in this building. It has been 260 West End Avenue since it was built in 1924. There was no “repositioning” of any address. It was a rental and then went co-op around 1980 like most buildings in the neighborhood.

  5. lorraine givens | August 4, 2021 at 10:46 am | Reply

    Yes yes i like it. Thank you

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