Manhattan —

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission sent architects for the Battery Maritime Building project back to the drafting table on Oct. 23. The commission did not vote on the proposed plan to renovate and expand the ferry terminal but recommended that the architects incorporate elements that reference the building’s original architecture.

“The building feels segmented,” said Pablo E. Vengoechea, the commission’s vice chairperson. “It feels like there is something happening at the bottom and something else happening on top.”

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