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#101

Just saw his tweet, disgraceful that someone would take advantage of a tragedy like this and just further their political goals with Nimby’s. Its people like this that cause people to be brainwashed!


#102

I’ve always admired that church. Practically every structure in that area is stunning, though not all are in good repair. Until recently, that area, as a whole, was dilapidated.
I believe the church is a block-through structure, and to be honest, I always wondered if it would be razed, since gorgeous old churches are routinely razed in NY.


#103

Yes it’s block through but it was landmarked and on the NRHP so no risk of demolition. I hope that they will restore it and not just tear the ruins down. Such a shame it was stunning while it lasted


#104

The site where the church stands"?" is not inside Madison Square North Historic District, and with the church gone expect a really tall/big new neighbor. Maybe not in its place, but directly west of it (Chelsea Flea Market). Along with the landmark’s air-rights there’s a huge combo of over 470,000 sq. ft. if the parking lot next to it is merged.


#105

It may have been landmarked, but I think that Emoglez is correct that it was not within the historic district, which in my opinion, should be significantly expanded.

I don’t know if any part of it is still standing. Even if it is, I’m sure that this will be razed. The congregation will obtain a significant financial windfall.


#106

That’s horrible news. That’s a shame. I just read an article about the church and indeed it was designated as a city landmark in 1968.



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#107

This is so sad. :disappointed:


#108

I predict something similar as to First Church in Boston. There was a large fire in the 60’s and after that they tore most of the buidling down but preserved what was preservable leading to a mix of old yet with a new hall etc

Old facade of churchNew hall


#109

Hum… That’s interesting. Let’s see if this will happen to the Manhattan’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral.


#110

Just walked by. The structure is still standing, but the roof and windows are gone. Hopefully, greed will not prevail.


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#112

Fires around Orthodox Easter torch 3 churches in 3 cities

There might be something bigger at play here. It is probably to early to speculate but we can’t count anything out.


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#116

Beautiful!


#117

Very nice. I like this rendering. Haven’t seen it before.


#118

I couldn’t agree more! Love these renderings!


#119

Wow Wow WOW! where did these renders come from!?


#120

from official website.