The Consolidated Edison building at 4 Irving Place, the limestone-clad onetime home to ConEd’s headquarters just east of Union Square, is up for landmark designation as the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission added the building to its calendar for review.
The 26-story building, designed by Henry Hardenbergh, who designed the Plaza and the Dakota, and Warren & Wetmore, was built in stages between 1910 and 1929.
In a statement of significance about the building, the LPC hailed the structure’s distinct architecture, saying, “As completed, the Consolidated Edison Building is a monumental presence on 14th Street and on the Manhattan skyline.”
Also now being considered for designation is the Museum Building, Fountain of Life sculpture, and the Tulip Tree Allee at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.
Buildings that are “calendared” by the LPC typcially are designated as landmarks.