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  1. There was retail at the building, but I think it...

    There was retail at the building, but I think it pre-dated BPC. Vesey St was a classic example of streetscape decline, which began when the Washington Market, across the street, closed in the 1950s....
  2. The present bridge is temporary. It will probably...

    The present bridge is temporary. It will probably come down some time after the FT is completed, when that crosswalk can be used.

    It may be replaced by a permanent bridge, or just eliminated.

    I...
  3. December 9, 2005 Verizon Unpacks at Its...

    December 9, 2005

    Verizon Unpacks at Its Restored Ancestral Headquarters

    By DAVID W. DUNLAP

    Verizon, the corporate great-grandchild of the New York Telephone Company, came back yesterday to...
  4. They are still working on the crown, and a few...

    They are still working on the crown, and a few small areas of brickwork remain, but the exterior is mostly complete.

    It is now being powerwashed. The north and most of the west side is done.
    ...
  5. It's from outside on Washington St, which is...

    It's from outside on Washington St, which is always closed except for a card-reader entrance. I thought about going around to West St and ask for entry, but I didn't want to start a big deal about...
  6. From the Washington St entrance....

    From the Washington St entrance.
    http://www.pbase.com/image/27195001.jpg
  7. :shock: It never looked this good.

    :shock:
    It never looked this good.
  8. Herculean Effort to Restore a Landmark Battered on 9/11

    Nice article. As a telecom worker, I had been in the Verizon *building many times. In the Bell System days, we referred to it simply as "West St." That building, 32 Avenue of the Americas, and 60...
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