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The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency charged with administering New York's Landmarks Preservation Law. New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ...


New York City's first landmarks legislation was enacted in 1965, prompted by the demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station, to make way for the construction of the current Madison Square Garden, which was being relocated from the Madison Square area of New York City. For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ... Jump to: navigation, search Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Madison Square, 1908. ...


The goal of New York City's landmarks law is to preserve the aesthetically and historically important buildings, structures, and other objects that make up the New York City vista. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is responsible for deciding which properties should be subject to landmark status and enacting regulations to protect the aesthetic and historic nature of these properties. These regulations are generally designed to allow property owners to continue to use and maintain their properties, while preserving the important design characteristics of the properties.


New York City's Grand Central Terminal was subsequently saved from demolition by New York City's landmarks law. In 1978, the United States Supreme Court upheld the law, stopping the Penn Central Railroad from demolishing the structure and replacing it with an office tower. The clock in the Main Concourse © 2004 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office and New York City Subway station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the...


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New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (229 words)
New York City's first landmarks legislation was enacted in 1965, prompted by the demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station, to make way for the construction of the current Madison Square Garden, which was being relocated from the Madison Square area of New York City.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission is responsible for deciding which properties should be subject to landmark status and enacting regulations to protect the aesthetic and historic nature of these properties.
New York City's Grand Central Terminal was subsequently saved from demolition by New York City's landmarks law.
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