View Poll Results: Of these choices which is the greatest architectural loss?

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  • 1. The New York World Building

    6 16.22%
  • 2. The Manhattan Hotel

    1 2.70%
  • 3. New York Tribune Building

    2 5.41%
  • 4. City Hall Post Office

    5 13.51%
  • 5. Savoy-Plaza Hotel

    10 27.03%
  • 6. Temple Beth-El

    0 0%
  • 7. Astor Hotel

    4 10.81%
  • 8. Second Madison Square Garden

    9 24.32%
  • 9. One Times Square

    0 0%
  • 10. 2 Columbus Circle

    0 0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post

    ... I think we're better off with this one gone.
    Call me a flip-flopper, but I'm rethinking this now.

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    Google isn't truning up much on the interior of the Old City Hall Post Office (CHPO), but there is something to see of Mullet's Old Executive Office Building (now the Eisenhower Executive Office Building / EEOB) in D.C. which was built around the same time and also of solid granite.

    Go HERE to see what some of the interior of the CHPO building probably looked like (although at 662,598 gross square feet -- 553 rooms / 2 miles of hallways!!! -- the EEOB is over twice as large as the CHPO).

    A bit more HERE.

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    I don't think the Post Office should have been built at all. The Common was already historic ground, there from almost the beginning.

    I'm glad it's back as City Hall Park.

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    About the St. Louis Old Post Office and Mullett:

    The primary architect on the OPO was Alfred B. Mullett, supervising architect of the U.S. Treasury. The architectural style of the OPO is characterized as French Second Empire, which is the same style as the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. It is also referred to as the “General Grant Style,” because it was popularized during his presidential administration (1869-1877). Mullett also supervised the construction of five similar buildings in Washington, D.C., Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati. Only the OPO and the Washington, D.C. Executive Office Building next to the White House remain. The other four were demolished between 1936 and 1942.


    The NY General Post Office moved from downtown to the Farley Building. The St. Louis General Post Office moved to this building:



    Farley, Jr.?

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    Exclamation Building Demolished at West 72

    I do not know if the building that have been torn down at Broadway/72nd street are technically "architectural losses" ; but I recently notice that there is demoliton at that location.

    Anyone know what new project is planned for the site.
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    Definitely a loss ^^^ and a sad one

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    1960s -

    Savoy Plaza......to.......GM Building

    Today

    The Drake ........to........Macklowe monstrosity


    I really thought we have learned from the past and that those days are over.......sadly I am very wrong.

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