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    The terminal you show above is not the original St. John's park freight depot, it is actually an elevated freight terminal opened in 1934 to replace the original which was too crowded and dangerous (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Side_Line_(NYCRR) "Grade Separation")

    This is the original train depot that replaced the park:


    https://keithyorkcity.wordpress.com/...10000-corpses/

    The park was located between Hudson and Varick:


    Manhattan 1866 Map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hnson-1866.jpg

    And now, here is a map from 1885 showing the freight terminal:


    http://www.green-wood.com/2013/john-...ork-architect/



    http://www.nyhrr.com/paperwork/files...Rounchouse.pdf
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    I was noting that the terminal north of Canal St is called St John's even though it has no connection to the park. The connection is the railroad. Both terminals were part of the West Side Line.

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    I want that St John's terminal razed. It's so horrible. A rooftop addition is not enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    I was noting that the terminal north of Canal St is called St John's even though it has no connection to the park. The connection is the railroad. Both terminals were part of the West Side Line.
    Yeah I understand, I also dug up your old thread about this topic:
    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5129

    It's too bad almost all the images have expired

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    I should have them somewhere on a drive. If I find them, I'll reupload.

    Other surviving remnants of the original residential neighborhood are St John's Lane and Collister St. Both were for carriage houses behind the homes that bordered the park.

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    Isn't this thing now a big telecom hotel?

    Quote Originally Posted by londonlawyer View Post
    I want that St John's terminal razed. It's so horrible. A rooftop addition is not enough.

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    I think they're floating various ideas. The 90-old guy sold his 51% to the hedge fund / private equity group and they're going to figure it out

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    In case you're wondering if this beautiful building will really be torn down, the answer is yes. I didn't realize the nice smaller building next door was coming down as well.




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    Un****ingbelievable. Burn in hell Trinity Church.

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    Really shocking, really depressing. I don't know how you can do this and remain an untaxed, non-profit organization.

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    It's doubly unfortunate considering the spectacular conversions of similar buildings to residential within mere blocks of here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    It's sad to have lost this old gem for a short, lame box.

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