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    That's absolutely unbelievable. Makes me think of developers going through a classical sculpture museum with a sledge hammer, and replacing the works with pieces of rusted steel welded together.

    Makes you wonder: where do all these sculpted elements and masonry works get deposited? Is there a graveyard or something?

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    A new building is going up near where I live. While digging out the foundation workers there uncovered lots of blocks of carved granite, some broken up & others somewhat intact, all of which were part of the building (circa 1890) which formerly stood on the site. The detritus was used as fill in that lot when the old one came down (supposedly after a ifre). Some of the workers on site salvaged the good pieces.

    For other sites where buildings came down one might look to the edges of Manhattan, where landfill was used to expand the island.

    And there's always the Meadowlands, famously the second home to the remnants of Penn Station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    And there's always the Meadowlands, famously the second home to the remnants of Penn Station.
    No way, its one thing to tear it down but to shit on it afterwards...

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    Hmm.. If I were a developer I'd go out there with a truck and some shovels and see what I can salvage. Of course, I doubt that's legal, and furthermore, I'd find some things dumped in there that probably sure ain't no architectural ornament!

    But in all seriousness, are there any architectural salvage companies that collect these discarded ornamental bits? Or are they generally ground down to dust and reused? Or simply just dumped, to be found by archaeologists in thousands of years?

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    Check it out ...

    Urban Archeology: Salvage

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    Thanks Christopher667 for the fast answer to my question. And sorry, that my reply took nearly 3 months.

    Here are some more pictures from the long gone Cotton Exchange.
    Sorry language is German.

    http://nygeschichte.blogspot.com/200...reet-1890.html

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    I made a small webpage dedicated to the first Skyscraper of New York City, you are invited:
    http://thetowerbuilding.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by avngingandbright View Post
    Hmm.. If I were a developer I'd go out there with a truck and some shovels and see what I can salvage. Of course, I doubt that's legal, and furthermore, I'd find some things dumped in there that probably sure ain't no architectural ornament!

    But in all seriousness, are there any architectural salvage companies that collect these discarded ornamental bits? Or are they generally ground down to dust and reused? Or simply just dumped, to be found by archaeologists in thousands of years?
    It's a shame it's not always like this :



    http://urbanfoto.blogspot.com/2006/0...-building.html

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    a page about another forgotten building of NYC
    http://thecolumbiabuilding.blogspot.com/


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    continuing the work from an earlier post I created another small website about a gone building: this time you will meet the first Equitable Building (1870-1912)
    http://theoldequitablebuilding.blogspot.com/

    Last edited by Schaedel; July 14th, 2009 at 07:47 AM. Reason: I have forgotten to write down the link

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    Well done!! It's work likE this that makes NYC the best-documented (on-line) city in the world. Excellent site.

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    Thanks Luca. I like this way of time travelling.

    here is the next webpage:
    http://manhattanlifeinsurancebuilding.blogspot.com/


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    After a longer break I posted a new building page to the world wide web.
    A lot of pictures and informations about the Gillender Building are waiting for you here:
    http://gillenderbuilding.blogspot.com/

    Last edited by Schaedel; March 27th, 2010 at 03:43 PM. Reason: forgotten an "of" (a lot pictures)

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    http://thetowerbuilding.blogspot.com/

    Parts of my Tower Building page have been renewed yesterday. Now it's possible to show extra large pictures. Just have a look, if you are interested.

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    Thank you, great work.

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