Jasonic, just strange for me to find someone quoting Leopardi (I'm from Italy). I've got a second home exactly in the town where Leopardi was born (Recanati in the center of Italy).
From what I've heard, 90 West was saved from demolition by community activists (God bless 'em; sometimes they do serve a purpose); the developer is planning to convert the building into apartments.
So long as we're talking about buildings designed by Cass Gilbert, did any of you guys know that the Woolworth Building isn't an official landmark?
The Woolworth Building was designated on April 12th, 1983
Bah...then whatever source I got that from is either outdated or incompetent.
I was really hoping that it wouldnt be demolished! Oh such relif!
Tearing down 90 West Street would be a horrible thing. It would go to waste. The building should be refurbished so it can be used once again.
It would be a good residential building, expensive, but good.
I hope it does get converted into apartments, along with a lot of the older office buildings that are now absolete. *This way, lower manhattan will get more residents which will bolster the night life, that so many community members complain about, and with the conversions of office space into residential, there will be less office space on the market, which will decrease the vacancy rate, and spur new construction.
Does anyone have any recent photos of 90 West street? *
There has been little media attention to this fine building in recent months. As I am not in NY finding information has been difficult.
I'll get some photos over the next few days.
There is construction work going on at the building, mostly on the inside. Fires burned for at least 24 hours, and the interior is completely gutted. The last plans I heard was that the new owners are going to convert it to a residential building.
In that recent article on the demolition of the DB tower, they said that it was one of two buildings near Ground Zero that were still in limbo--and the other one was Fiterman Hall. *So that's a good sign for 90 West.
90 West St, June 22, 2003
From Washington St
114 Liberty St restored. Looks better than it did pre 9/11.
The Burger King has also been restored to its former tackiness.