Committee for the Conservation of Architectural Heritage of New York has blocked the union of three buildings in Manhattan's Upper East Side in a single megaosobnyak to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. The Commission considered that such a reconstruction "will destroy a large part of the story," and called it "a new level of blatant consumption", according to the portal New York Yimby.
None of the committee members did not support the plan proposed by Abramovich, who himself was not present at the meeting. Thus, the party committee of Michael Goldblum said that such a restructuring would lead to a predominance of "the monotony of authenticity." The representative of the urban architecture of the Company Christabel Gough called the potential reconstruction of "unjustified destruction."
"The connection of three separate houses in one - it's a whole new level of blatant consumption. We can only hope that the owner of the buildings will treat them with delicacy ", - said Kelly Carroll of the Board of historic districts. According to her, when a person "buys the story," it's not just about "dollarstures and cents. " "You also need a sensible strategic management, and this proposal is anything but not to them", - added Carroll.
A historic legacy at Columbia University Andrew Dolkart said that the potential approval of the project "would create a terrible precedent."
In early March, the union refused Abramovich houses construction Department of New York. Then the project architect Stephen Wang, said that the failure does not mean that the reconstruction will not be realized.
Abramovich acquired the nearby five-storey separate house in October and December 2014 and in July 2015, a total of $ 78 million. The businessman, whose fortune, according to Forbes estimated at $ 7.8 billion planned to create a single house with pool basement. The costs of this project is estimated at $ 6 million.