There was a time when buildings were just torn down in NYC whenever someone wanted to build something supposedly bigger and better.
Once it was realized this meant the destruction of many wonderful and never to be replaced New York architectural gems the NYC Landmark Preservation Commission was set up.
As part of their role they have just announced a new set of buildings and sites that have been designated Landmarks, including a carousel in Queens.
The LPC has now made over 31,00 buildings and sites landmarks because each one shows something extra special either because of where it is, what it means to the community or the excellence of its architecture.
For instance the Carousel in Forest Park, Queens just made a Landmark is an excellent rare example of Philadephian wood carving and the first of its kind in NYC to be officially preserved for posterity.
The video gives an easy to understand and straight forward account of how the LPC works. Thank you LCP you help keep New York looking like New York. LIKE the beautiful buildings of NYC.