Almost couldnt take a pic of these being demolished. This sucks.
These Taliban suck.
one more piece of nyc history almost gone. At least the reign of destruction under Meenakshi Srinivasan is over, hopefully whoever replaces her will do more to protect worthy buildings.
Always the nice ones.
site almost ready for its sure to be bland future. these buildings fought back though, 20 days and they still have the last floor left.
What a crime. Only in NY does the crap stay while the gems get razed.
another big scoop by yimby!
The developers shoulda followed the precedent further up fifth ave by keeping the facades.
this first glimpse looks pretty good. I’ll need a better look to determine if its a worthy replacement.
I’ve become disgusted with New York.
Robert—There is some good post 1950 architecture here but not much given the size of this place. The best center for architecture in the US is Chicago. And it’s not a close contest. Since the reconstruction of the loop area after their great fire in the late nineteenth century most major innovations have begun there. Money drives commercial and rich people’s buildings there too. But the long history of good quality means the buildings don’t do well unless the design is interesting. NYC doesn’t have that culture. Columbus Ohio, believe it or not, is another one. Years ago the city dedicated a certain portion of the cost of every public building to hiring good architects. And the results that have accumulated over the years have dramatically altered its appearance. Even private developers have changed their habits. There may still be time to compel something similar here even for private developers. But getting this done is obviously a challenge.
New York is a mess
Sometimes it builds incredible stuff like steinway or hudson yards but at the same time it demolishes stuff like this. And replaces them with turds
THis was wishful thinking.