Rainbow Room Now Officially a Landmark

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Pour a glass of bubbly: This morning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to grant landmark status to Rock Center’s sparkly onetime hot spot, the Rainbow Room, writes the Observer. Though developer Tishman Speyer had reportedly begun renovations last year, the pending status threw the iconic restaurant’s future into question (there’d been fear of offices going into the site) — but this development at last truly paves the way for the Rainbow Room’s reopening. So who’s the lucky, mysterious restaurateur Tishman’s tapped for the space? Drum roll … more as we hear it. [NYO, Earlier]