Queens’ first “skyscraper” is now a New York City landmark.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has unanimously voted the former Bank of the Manhattan Company building at 29-27 Queens Plaza North in as a city landmark.
The 11 story neo-Gothic building was completed in 1927, and locals have been pushing for the landmark status.
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“For nearly a century, the Queens Clock Tower building has been one of Long Island City’s most recognizable structures, greeting hundreds of thousands of commuters as they enter the borough,” Landmarks Preservation Commission Chair Meenakshi Srinivasan said Tuesday. “The Commission is proud to recognize this iconic building, which represents a significant period of development in Long Island City.”