Yorkville Bank Building at 1511 Third Avenue was designed by architect Robert Maynicke in 1905, and expanded by architect P. Gregory Stadler in 1923. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Yorkville Bank building as an Individual Landmark in 2012. BLA was engaged in 2014 to develop a preservation program for the monumental masonry facades and complex terracotta features including in particular the large overhanging cornice.

We  approached the façade restoration with a philosophy of restraint and respect for the original design and materials. Working closely with The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission we developed a modern repair agenda that protected the integrity of the original materials.  In 2022 we were engaged to develop accessibility solutions that were compatible with this important architectural work.

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