This year marks the 50th Anniversary of NYC's Landmarks Law (1965-2015) and also LANDMARK WEST's 30th Anniversary (1985-2015). Back then, our founders faced a new building boom of unprecedented scale (sound familiar?) and launched a campaign to increase the number of protected landmarks on the Upper West Side from a mere 337 to over 3,000 landmarks today.
If these walls could talk... well, with LW's partnership with Google, now they can!Explore our first 50 sites celebrating 50 years of landmarks preservation directly from your smartphone!
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Like Dr. Seuss's Lorax, LW! is here to speak for the buildings, parks and streetscapes that can't speak for themselves. 50 sites for 50 years is just the beginning of an ongoing project. UP NEXT: LW! will be featuring our "Wish List" of landmark designation priorities.
TIP: Field Trip posts include local restaurants, museums, shops, etc. to fuel your journey through the Upper West Side. (You can also filter your trip by just choosing "Architecture.") Try turning on your notifications so that the app can alert you when something interesting is nearby.
Most of all - have fun!
P.S. If there is a building or monument on the Upper West Side you would like to know about and see added to the App, please e-mail us:
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