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On alert: Brooklyn Heights Modern at risk

January 18, 2019

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently announced the news that the four-story, ribbon-windowed bank building at 200 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights is being proposed for demolition. Designed by prolific architect Philip Birnbaum (1904–1988) in 1959–1960, with an addition in 1967–1968, the structure is in the NYC-designated Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District. Any exterior changes, including demolition, must be approved by LPC. DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State is monitoring the situation as it develops and will be advocating for retention of this contributing Modern resource.

Will the Landmarks Commission approve 200 Montague St.’s Demolition?,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 7, 2019.

200 Montague Street, Philip Birnbaum, 1959–1960 and 1967–1968. Photo by Lore Croghan and courtesy Brooklyn Daily Eagle