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Thread: The Windermere - 400-406 West 57th Street at Ninth Avenue - by Theophilus G. Smith

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    Someday the wait will be worth the land-marking. This building reminds me of the Endicott on 81st. Somewhat similar facades, age, history etc.

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    I used to walk by there all the time. What a waste of a really prime piece of real estate. This building shows everything that's wrong with the concept of landmarking.

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    A high percentage of landmarked property looked like crap at the time they were designated.





    Part of the reason it's difficult to understand why there was not greater protest to the demolition of Penn Station is that almost all of the images we see are B&W photos of a sparkling building.

    Here's one of a series of color photos of Penn Station at the time of demolition by photographer Norman McGrath.



    It was a dirty mess inside and out. Many people began to hate it. The railroad effectively stopped any maintenance during its last decade. Contrast the better maintained Farley Post Office in the background.


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