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Map showing all 21 landmarked buildings between 1995 and 2001. The buildings are pictured and listed below.A signal achievement of government in lower Manhattan in the second half of the 1990s was the addition of twenty-four new individual landmarks and one new historic district, Stone Street, designated between 1995 and 2001 by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). Seventeen of these were skyscrapers of the 1910s to 1930s, mostly in the Financial District. This was an area and building type that had long resisted LPC regulation, which building owners regarded as a threat to their control over their property and to what might be even more valuable – the land that, if demolished, the structures had previously occupied.
In the real estate slump of the Nineties and under the Chairmanship of Jennifer Raab from 1994 to 2001, arguments for landmark designation had a new logic. The City began to put in place policies that incentivized the restoration and interior upgrades of older office buildings, as well as their conversion to residential use. Buildings that were designated NYC landmarks or were added to the National Register were further eligible for federal historic preservation tax credits, as well as for City tax breaks.
To the total of fifty-one individual landmarks and three historic districts currently designated in this area, twenty were added from 1995 to 2001. Images and IDs for those landmarks are shown on this wall.
1. International Mercantile Building, 1 Broadway
2. Bowling Green Of ce Building, 11 Broadway
3. Cunard Building, 25 Broadway
4. Standard Oil Building, 26 Broadway
5. American Express Co. Building, 65 Broadway
6. Manhattan Company Building, 40 Wall St.
7. Stone Street Historic District
8. Empire Building, 71 Broadway
9. City Bank Farmers Trust, 20 Exchange Pl.
10. Beaver Building, 82-92 Beaver St.
11. Delmonico’s Building, 56 Beaver St.
12. J. & W. Seligman & Co. Building, 1 Williams St.
13. American Surety Building, 100 Broadway
14. 56 - 58 Pine Street
15. Downtown Association Building, 60 Pine St.
16. Banker’s Trust Building,14 Wall St.
17. American Bank Note Co. Building, 70 Broad St
18. 21 West Street Building
19. West Street Building, 90 West St.
20. Bank of New York and Trust Co., 48-50 Wall St.
21. Wall Street Interior, 55 Wall St.
22. Whitehall Building, 17 Battery Pl.
23. Downtown Athletic Club, 19 West St.
24. Broad Exchange Building, 25 Broad St.
25. 1 Wall Street Building (not pictured)