Nine landmarked rowhouses will be partially demolished for BKSK’s Gansevoort Market tower

Controversy is brewing in the West Village, as last week it was revealed that nine landmarked buildings would be partially demolished at the intersection of 14th Street and 9th Avenue as part of a tower and revitalization project at the heart of Gansevoort Market Historic District in Manhattan.

A revised version of the scheme by BKSK Architects to transform the 1840s-era buildings at the intersection and add an eight-story office building was approved last August by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). After a meeting in June where community groups protested that a glass tower would be inappropriate for the northeast corner of 9th Avenue and 14th Street, BKSK

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