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Etymology: AS land, + meark, mark
a readily recognizable anatomical structure used as a point of reference in establishing the location of another structure or in determining certain measurements.


A recognizable skeletal or soft tissue structure used as a reference point in measurements or in describing the location of other structures. See: cephalometry; craniometry

bony landmark

A structure or spot on a bone used as a reference for measurement.

cephalometric landmark

A bony point that is used in living persons or radiographs for measurements of the head or face or orientation of the head in certain positions.

craniometric landmark

A bony point or area on the skull used for measurements or orientation of the skull.

orbital landmark

A cephalometric point located at the lowest point of the orbital margin.

radiographic landmark

A cephalometric, craniometric, or soft tissue landmark used for orientation or measurements.

soft tissue landmark

An area or point on a soft tissue used as a point of reference for measurements of the body or its parts.


Anatomic structure used in locating, identifying, referencing, and measurement.


n an anatomic structure used as a guide for anatomic relationships.
landmark, cephalometric
n one of the points located on oriented-head radiographs from which lines, planes, and angles may be constructed to analyze the configuration and relationship of elements of the craniofacial skeleton.
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Council Member Rosenthal's bill would require all developers modifying a landmarked building or a building in a historic district to notify the community of all significant changes to their plan after their initial presentation to the LPC.
And the movement is spreading to the outer boroughs--Brooklyn now has several Community Districts that have over 25 percent of their properties landmarked.
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A landmarked building, Greystone will restore the fa6ade and transform the interior into townhouse-style condominium residences above first-floor retail space.
The firm has signed an 11-year lease that will make them the only tenant to occupy an entire floor at 115 Broadway, a landmarked 21 story office property located on the corner of Broadway and Cedar Street.
In a cost-saving move, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey plans to move 300 employees out of its 147,000 square feet of offices at 1 Madison Avenue, Lev Leviev's landmarked 23rd Street clock tower property, and into New Jersey when the lease expires in October 2011, according to the Post.
REBNY's recently released a report entitled Housing Production on NYC Landmarked Properties is an informative and important contribution to this crucial public policy discussion.
29 percent (100 units) of the affordable units were built on landmarked properties, ac cording to the report.
The 12-story building was landmarked this afternoon with a 6-3 vote among the usually undivided panel, the New York Times reported.
Furnished Quarters will manage 132 extended stay hotel apartments on four floors of the 66-story, landmarked property that is being transformed into a full-service residential rental building.
A lot of landmarked buildings in the past were traditionally banks and post offices," said Faith Hope Consolo, chair of the retail leasing and sales division of Prudential Douglas Elliman.