Jared Kushner, principal of the Kushner Companies, and the Puck Building
After various delays and discussions, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted this morning to approve a highly scaled-back version of Kushner Companies’ proposed penthouse additions to the landmarked Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street, it was announced today.
The approved additions are now 20 feet shorter, according to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which fought against the original proposal, and the size has been reduced by about 1,500 square feet. While the original proposal was prominently visible for many blocks to the north, east, and west of the building, much of the new version is practically invisible from the west, the society said.
News of the proposed rooftop extension broke in August and has been rejected several times by Landmarks since, largely on the basis of its original scale. – Katherine Clarke… [more]