In 2015, New York’s landmarks law turned 50 years old. Events and discussion panels were held across the city throughout the year. The Museum of the City of New York held the commemorative Saving Place exhibit. As YIMBY reported, six individual landmarks and four historic districts were designated during this period. However, last year also saw its fair share of demolitions. Here, we look back at a small selection from the dozens of buildings that met the wrecking ball over the course of 2015. These eight structures range from architectural masterpieces to eyesores and span across a variety of decades, styles, and uses – as diverse as the Big Apple’s built environment itself.
ODA’s vision in stacked concrete for the site next to 5Pointz has finally come to life in Long Island City, and surprisingly, the nearly finished building at 22-22 Jackson Avenue looks exactly like the renderings.
5Pointz hasn’t gotten much coverage since the Wolkoffs demolished the graffiti haven last August, but construction has finally started on the two rental towers that will rise in its place at 22-44 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City.
Now that the controversy over the towers that will rise at the site of the old 5 Pointz open-air graffiti gallery has quieted down, construction is soon to commence, according to the developer. Architect H….
22-44 Jackson Avenue [DNAinfo NY]: Developer Jerry Wolkoff, of G&M Realty, plans to start full-scale demolition of the dilapidated warehouse dubbed 5Pointz — at 22-44 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City — around mid-August. Demolition permits have already approved, and crews…