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    The hole is getting bigger, footings are going in & everybody (well, almost) is working hard ...













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    Thanks for the photo update, lofter!

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    This site was buzzing today ...

    Looks like they're getting ready for some crane erection:













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    I practically forgot all about 11 Time Square, I can’t believe its still in foundation mod… Has the design change since its original proposal? Where are the renders???

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    I just want this one done.

    Seems all my life this corner has been empty.

    Wow I sound like a soap opera.

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    In eleven days it will be FIVE YEARS since this thread began and you guys first started talking about this project!!! That was long before I ever knew of Wired NY. I do remember the parking lot that sat here from 22 years ago because I got mugged right there when I was 14! Does anyone have any pictures of or know what was there before the parking lot?

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    Great plug for my Nets in the pic at the top of the page Lofter. lol

    BKride and Arch your right I really did almost forget, that site has been empty forever I'm so glad finally getting done. Time Square needs a better gateway for the bus terminal for people entering the city that way.

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    I remember that as an empty lot in the mid 1970's.

    On that corner there was always this guy with a microphone and a sign saying "The-End-of-The-World-Is-Near".

    That was the greeting coming in from the Port Authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteynyc1 View Post
    Does anyone have any pictures of or know what was there before the parking lot?
    There were old, pretty ornate townhouses on that corner near the turn of the century.

    I remember seeing old photos of Times Square on some forum and noticed that corner was not always an open lot.

    Don't ask me to find that photo but if I come across it again, I'll certainly post it here.

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    All I had was 10 bucks in my pocket and my tap shoes. The rest is history.

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    It wasn't until just now that I realized you were really Peggy Sawyer

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    This building will be an utter masterpiece compared to the lame boxes that Morty Zuckerman and Macklowe are building on 8th and Madison, respectively.

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    I figured if it didn't work out, I could always go back to stomping grapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteynyc1 View Post
    Does anyone have any pictures of or know what was there before the parking lot?
    I only remember it as a parking lot. The Empire Theater (opened as the Eltinge Theater in 1912), now used as the entrance to the AMC theaters, was originally about 150 ft to the east. In the 90s, it was jacked up on rails, and moved to its present location.

    The theater was named for Julian Eltinge
    http://www.thejulianeltingeproject.com/return.html

    The comedy team Abbott & Costello (Who's on First) performed at the theater in the 1930s.

    In 1929, Laurence Olivier performed in Murder on the Second Floor at the Eltinge. I think it was his first appearance on an American stage.

    Lots of history around Times Square, much of it ripped away.

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    Here is an aerial shot of the PABT circa mid-1950s ...

    Eighth Avenue below W 42nd is barely visible in the upper right -- it appears that there is a building at the SE corner of that intersection where the TS Plaza is now rising -- and what appears to be an empty lot on the other part of that building site at the NE corner of Eighth / W 41st ...


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