Official Push for Powerhouse Preservation Starts with Landmarks Filing

On Tuesday, a group of preservationists officially filed their request with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to landmark the Hudson River Powerhouse.

In its letter to the LPC, the Hudson River Powerhouse Group cited the 105-year-old building’s historic significance, as the powerhouse that drove the city’s first subway lines, and its architectural merit, as a “faithful example of the City Beautiful movement,” with an exterior designed by the legendary McKim, Mead & White.

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