Talk of Downtown Historic District Revived


The former Brooklyn Union Gas building at 180 Remsen Street was calendared by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in February but the move might just be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to landmarking commercial buildings in Downtown Brooklyn. According to a Courier Life article, the Brooklyn Heights Association has revived an effort to create the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District. The BHA did work with the Municipal Art Society to put together a similar proposal back in 2004, but the LPC decided to cherry-pick five of the 28 buildings suggested for the district. Among buildings the BHA hopes to protect are 177, 181, 185 Montague Street, 186 Remsen Street and 16, 32 and 44 Court Street.
Sky−High Hopes for New District [Courier Life]
180 Remsen Street on Track for Landmarking [Brownstoner]

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