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    Where is that? In the 20's? High teens?

    ( boy, would that building look even better with it's cornice).

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    ^East side of 8th Ave., between 15th and 16th Sts, looking southeast. Diagonally across the avenue from the relocated Balducci's and a nasty apartment building that was the site of a bloody spousal murder yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrizio View Post
    ( boy, would that building look even better with it's cornice).
    In this age of fiberglass and styrofoam, could the city offer a tax credit for replacing cornices?

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    Nice pictures Brian.

    To this day, I can't believe at one point I walked right by the American Museum of Natural History and didn't even recognize it.

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    Noob!

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    I've neglected this thread, so here are a few to get it going again.





























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    You didn't happen to get any pictures of the base of the building on the right, did you? Until recently it had this gorgeous cast-iron frieze that was ripped off for one of the more depressingly banal decorative pieces I've seen.

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    I walked past this (Lefcourt Colonial Building) a few days ago and also noticed it was being ripped off but didn't have my camera. I saw a whole corner of the building had been stripped away! I was upset to say the least. I might be passing by there today so I'll snap a photo. This is so terrible and it's happening all over town. Beautiful old ornamentation being hacked away.

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    It's hard to believe that we have this kind of mentality here in this day and age.

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    the cast iron frieze has been removed and being replaced with these


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    Well at least it's not horrible.

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    I wish I had a picture of what the old frieze looked like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy View Post

    I walked past this (Lefcourt Colonial Building) a few days ago ...
    Thi one (295 Madison Avenue) has its own (meager) THREAD. But no pics of the ornamentation at street level.

    It is NOT Landmarked. DOB shows a current Application (filed 2008):
    EXTERIOR RESTORATION AS PER ATTACHED DRAWINGS, NO CHANGE TO USE, OCCUPANCY OR EGRESS.

    Google Search turned up this PORTFOLIO showing the cast iron work before "restoration"

    Flickr has a pic of detail (in a Starbucks Series)

    The new fibreglass stuff can't hold a candle. Maybe the replica medallions are still to come.

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