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Old February 14th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #41
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I recently found a curious photo on flickr and felt this would be a good place to post it.

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On Pearl st, downtown Manhattan, they have demolished an entire row of buildings, which included some restaurants, bars, pizza places, and small shops, and left up the facade of one of them, for some odd reason. A construction worker there told me that it cost them a fortune to leave this facade there, I wonder if it was landmarked or something? very strange.
One of the comments said that it had indeed been given a landmark but provided no further explanation. Does anyone here know more about this? I'm assuming a famous person lived there if the architecture was not considered important enough to save the others.


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Bizzare.

The old Waldorf Astoria is probably the bigggest loss, to me.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 02:34 AM   #43
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Bizzare.

The old Waldorf Astoria is probably the bigggest loss, to me.
While I LOVE this hotel, this is one of the very few times where beautiful buildings were demolished for something better.

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Old February 15th, 2013, 04:43 AM   #44
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I recently found a curious photo on flickr and felt this would be a good place to post it.



One of the comments said that it had indeed been given a landmark but provided no further explanation. Does anyone here know more about this? I'm assuming a famous person lived there if the architecture was not considered important enough to save the others.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeskliar/2151099916/
It doesn't look very important to me.

Also, this must be mentioned:
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The old Waldorf Astoria is probably the bigggest loss, to me.
I'm not the biggest fan of the Empire State or even Chrysler Building, but I suppose this was an acceptable sacrifice. If the original Waldorf=Astoria wasn't basically two strangely conjoined hotels, I might think otherwise.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 04:54 AM   #45
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I personally found the Waldorf much more beautiful than the Empire State Building so I see it as a huge loss. Considering I like the ESB, it only says more about the beauty of the Waldorf.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 05:35 AM   #46
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It doesn't look very important to me.
I agree. But I could not find another thread to place it in and did not want to start one either. I was just curious as to why they kept that one facade and demolished all the others. Do you know of another New York thread that is more suitable? I could request that it be moved there.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 07:29 AM   #47
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It's alright. I still found it interesting why the wall was kept.
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Of course one of the worst losses, along with the Penn Station:

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