Back in 2006, the New York Historical Society was seeking $10 million for a renovation of their 170 Central Park West building (fair enough) and a developer to finance and build not only a 5-story annex at 7-13 West 76th Street but a $100 million, 23-story glass condo complex behind the museum! Today the NY Times reports that the controversial idea has been abandoned, and the Society has let go of their lofty ideas. Instead, they'll spend $55 million and three-years on renovating their galleries, entrance and facade. Some local preservationists say the NYHS has helped preserve their character with the move...but will history repeat itself? As Curbed notes, they also had a similar proposal in 1984 -- so they may just try, try again.