Reader John tells us that he emailed a photograph of the wrapped Flatiron building to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to complain about the H&M ad looming at 23rd Street. They emailed him back, saying the Department of Buildings had "issued nine violations for the illegal advertising." He lists the violations here, but our favorites are: "Prohibited advertising sign," "Installing advertising sign without a permit," and "Sign creates hazardous wind load," and "Failure to get permit from Buildings Department." We wonder if this means the ad will have to go; if there are fines by the day, it might become cost prohibitive, but not as cost prohibitive as a crazy gust of wind blowing the sign down!
Gothamist on the wrapped Flatiron.
Photograph by Towleroad