Recently landmarked after years of advocacy work by local preservationists, Empire State Dairy is noteworthy for its unusual architectural style and tile murals.
The Copenhagen-born architect was at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday morning with plans for a rooftop addition to the St. George Tower.
In 2007, a brick building in Downtown Brooklyn with a connection to the abolitionist movement was saved from eminent domain. Now, in a shocking twist, it might be demolished.
At the LPC Tuesday morning, a representative from the architecture firm Archimaera laid out their plans for the massive ground floor space, which includes limited modifications to some of the built-in architectural furniture.
Each building represents the "best architectural examples of their type in the area," said LPC Chair Sarah Carroll.
The commission praised the block's "aesthetic consistency," and hinted that this could be just the beginning of more historic districts in the area.
In an unexpected development Monday afternoon, the Landmarks Preservation Commission added five Gowanus industrial buildings to the schedule for Tuesday's hearings.
The blighted but notable building on Remsen Street was designed by the Parfitt Brothers and will be restored as part of the conversion.
Locals have been working for decades to preserve the area's working class row houses and co-ops, most built around the turn of the 20th century.
It will take the place of a modern-style four-story bank building in the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District.