The Historic Districts Council of New York City is a consulting party to the Section 106 Historic Review Process for proposed Link5G Towers.
This summer, CityBridge, the private contractor installing 32-foot tall 5G towers, sought to begin the review process.
HDC called the process “so haphazard and opaque” that the historic preservation organization joined forces with colleague organizations to appeal directly to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Together thy were successful in halting the Link 5G Section 106 Historic Review Process until CityBridge could provide clear and accessible information about proposed tower locations and their relationship to landmarks and other historic resources.
As a result of this advocacy, CityBridge created a new website for consulting parties to share and house this information. In addition, CityBridge withdrew the large majority of applications and is reintroducing them on a new timeline.
HDC has now begun the process of reviewing thousands of individual tower locations across the five boroughs of New York City.
If you represent a community organization who wants to submit a comment on the siting of a 5G tower reach out to HDC at email@example.com with your comments.
5G Tower illustration provided by Historic Districts Council.