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Old Yesterday, 03:31 PM
 
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Privately owned corporations should not be getting landmark status anyway. Save that for national, military, or some other public-good oriented site.
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Old Yesterday, 03:40 PM
 
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What happens with the space when the Strand inevitably goes under? Bookstores are a dying business. B&N is barely holding one. Are we going to be stuck with an empy white elephant of a building because no one can alter the interior.
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Old Yesterday, 03:40 PM
 
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Then those groups lobbying for the landmark status should just buy out the building and landmark it. Its funny when the financial loss is shifted to someone else, everyone is for it, but when it comes time to put up the $$$ for your own ideas, everyone changes their mind.
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Old Yesterday, 04:05 PM
 
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Wow you guys are some hypocrites

The Strand has no say, they're a tenant
Don't they own the building?

I personally think it should be land marked because our city history is dying. Manhattan soon will all look like midtown but if they own it I can see how they are able to fight it. If they just rent then they need to have a seat.
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Old Yesterday, 04:27 PM
 
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Why should the government be able to tell landowners what aesthetic style their building has to follow? Sounds like it should be a First Amendment violation to me.

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Don't they own the building?

I personally think it should be land marked because our city history is dying. Manhattan soon will all look like midtown but if they own it I can see how they are able to fight it. If they just rent then they need to have a seat.
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Old Yesterday, 04:34 PM
 
Location: New York City
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ahhh the sweet irony!!

A core institution of the NYC left elite is going to dismantle a core institution of the NYC left elite
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Old Yesterday, 04:37 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Why should the government be able to tell landowners what aesthetic style their building has to follow? Sounds like it should be a First Amendment violation to me.
It's a really really thorny issue though. Entire towns in Massachusetts are landmarked and you cannot put a coat of paint or hang a gutter without going through extensive town hearings and approval. The ability to regulate the aesthetics of properties falls into the much bigger issue of zoning and city planning.

Can you imagine if the Supreme court struck down all zoning laws and all of a sudden you can build a 200 story skyscraper wherever you want? Manhattan would blow up. For this reason I think SCOTUS may try to stay as far away from this case as possible
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Old Yesterday, 04:45 PM
 
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Why should the government be able to tell landowners what aesthetic style their building has to follow? Sounds like it should be a First Amendment violation to me.
Go own property in the middle of no where then. This it a people city. Its not just all about what one person wants. Its a city, its a community! Why are people on this board so damn selfish.
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Old Today, 09:26 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Go own property in the middle of no where then. This it a people city. Its not just all about what one person wants. Its a city, its a community! Why are people on this board so damn selfish.
Well the landmarks law doesn't just tell you what your building should look like, it singles you out and says you can't do anything to your building and the zoning / permit laws that apply to everybody else don't apply to you. That piece of land can never be touched again.

It can be argued that landmarks designation is completely arbitrary and such things are typically frowned upon at SCOTUS
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Old Today, 09:59 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I don't understand your point. What do you mean, "Here we go"?
Here we go as in get your popcorn ready for the show...
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