Right now is crunch time for the city's Landmark Preservation Committee with proposals of a dozen new districts potentially coming up for a vote by the end of the month. The Post talks to preservation experts who say that the recent building boom helped spur demand for landmarks. Simeon Bankoff, executive director of the Historic Districts Council, tells them, "Communities woke up to losing what they really valued and said we want to become a landmark." Included in the upcoming proposal include a stretch of an entire thirty-seven blocks along West End Avenue between 70th and 107th an area of Prospect Heights that includes 860 buildings, the largest potential preservation area in the last twenty years. But will all of this preservation turn the city into "a mausoleum?" One lawyer who has fought against landmark status before told the paper, "The more those things grow, the less dynamic of a city you have. You want to have a city where development is possible; otherwise you get stagnation."