Web Extra: Preserving East Midtown’s Buildings

February 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

In this week’s episode of MetroFocus, anchor Rafael Pi Roman interviews Vin Cipolla, President of the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), on the proposed rezoning of the East Midtown neighborhood.

The proposed zoning changes would allow for new development in the area, and MAS has suggested amendments to the city’s plan that put more emphasis on mixed-use development, protecting key buildings and creating more usable public space.

MAS has also identified 17 buildings that it considers worthy of preservation, should the rezoning plan be approved. Mouse over the stars on the original MetroFocus map below to learn more about them.

Photographs and building information courtesy of the Municipal Art Society of New York.

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