SANTA FE, N.M. –“Game of Thrones” writer George R.R. Martin will not have the ability to construct a more seven-sided, castle-style library in his compound in Santa Fe that attracted objections from neighbours.
The town’s Historical Districts Review Board on Tuesday refused a petition allowing Martin to exceed the building height limitation in the historical district in which he resides, the Santa Fe New Mexican said. The job comprised a roof deck and also an elevator tower.
“This was a medieval castle, and so that I really don’t know how we can approve it in this fashion,” board member Frank Katz stated.
Mark Graham resides south of this property and stated citizens could not”support with a castle from the area.”
“Together with the notoriety of both Mr. Martin and’Game of Thrones,”’ we totally fear our area will turn into another treasure hunt, his supporters will be seeking to get the castle that is in the center of Santa Fe,” Graham explained.
Officials denied an identical proposition early this season, stating the job did not meet style and height standards and did not fit in with the nature of this historic district.
Alexander Dzurec using the design company Autotroph Inc. filed the application to get its elevation exemption and stated Tuesday that the library was initially meant to home”a very large collection” of literature and also”other collectibles”
Over 40 acquaintances had signed a letter advocating the Historical Districts Review Board to deny the petition.
Guy Gronquist signed the letter and then read it in the assembly, stating the builder had gone “great pains to draw comparisons with present medieval-style constructions in Santa Fe.” But these buildings are not surrounded by homes, ” he explained.
“The simple fact remains that the planned construction remains a notable castle in the midst of a residential area in Santa Fe,” the letter stated. “It WILL BE VISIBLE.”