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The Weitz & Luxenberg Building

Formerly The Audubon House

 
 
The Weitz & Luxenberg Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 15, 2010
1. The Weitz & Luxenberg Building Marker
Inscription.  When constructed in 1891, 700 Broadway was called The Schermerhorn Building and has served until today as an outstanding example of renowned architect George Postís work in the Classical Revival style. In 1992, the National Audubon Society rehabilitated the building enabling it to function as the paragon of environmentally responsible commercial building design and operation. This intelligent model of energy efficiency, pollution reduction and waste recycling was enhanced further as a result of acquisition and tenancy of 700 Broadway by the acclaimed national trial law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., the champion of the common citizen and protector of the inalienable rights of the individual. The building improvements achieved in 2009, in the areas of physical plant renovations and sophisticated technological advancements, have enabled The Weitz and Luxenberg Building to serve as an optimal environment and a conscientious civic neighbor for well into the third millennium.
 
Location. 40° 43.71′ N, 73° 59.639′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County
The Weitz & Luxenberg Building, 700 Broadway image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 1999
2. The Weitz & Luxenberg Building, 700 Broadway
. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and West 4th Street, on the left when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Broadway, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 376-380 Lafayette Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); De Vinne Press Building (about 400 feet away); American Society of Heating and Ventilation Engineers (about 400 feet away); ASHRAE Centennial 1894-95 – 1994-95 (about 500 feet away); Colonnade Row (about 500 feet away); Old Merchants House of New York (about 600 feet away); Triangle Fire (about 600 feet away); Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  700 Broadway at NewYorkitecture. (Submitted on October 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Categories. Architecture
 
The original Audubon House marker, 2000 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2000
3. The original Audubon House marker, 2000
“Home of the National Audubon Society
Originally called the Schermerhorn Building when it was erected in 1891, 700 Broadway is an excellent specimen of architect George Postís work in the Classical Revival style. In 1992, the National Audubon Society renovated the building to serve as its new headquarters and to function as a model of environmentally responsible building design. Audubon House demonstrates that, by increasing energy efficiently, reducing pollution, and recycling wastes, urban buildings can be economically viable and contribute to the welfare of the natural environment.”

 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 32 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
 
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