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More on the Milstein Mess

This coming from MetaEzra reader JO:

Aside from the question of building over a public right-of-way, there is at least one other issue germane to the position of Milstein Hall in relation to the Foundry:

The Foundry is listed as a locally-designated historic landmark by the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission; while Sibley Hall is part of the Cornell Arts Quad Historic District. The Commission's Powers and Duties seem to include an evaluation of the impact the proposed building would have on any adjacent landmark structures: "In considering architectural and cultural value, the [Ithaca Landmarks Preservation] Commission shall consider whether the proposed change is consistent with the historic value and the spirit of the architectural style of the landmark or district..."

The plot gets thicker...

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on July 26, 2007 (#)

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