Thursday, September 3, 2009

☞ PROTECT: Corn Exchange Building Demolition

A concerned reader just wrote to us about a conversation he had with a construction worker on the Corn Exchange Building site. After inquiring when the renovations would begin, the reader learned from the worker that the building will be demolished this month. We just reached out to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to see if there were any plans for alteration of the building, for no formal announcement has been made up until now. The last we heard about any progress was that the building was placed back in city possession at the beginning of the summer after local community groups failed to develop it along an agreed-upon time line. Does anyone have other tips on what's going on? Read more about the long history to save the Corn Exchange building in our past post: LINK. Picture from AMNY.


  1. So heartbreaking to see this abandoned magnificent relic slowly deteriorating year after year while construction and life goes on all around. I’m sure I’m not alone in admiring this building and looking hopefully for signs of restoration every time I pass by.

  2. It really would be a great testament to Harlem if the city can pull through and restore this architectural treasure. In the meantime, let's see what this September deadline is about. We'll have to swing by tomorrow to see if the work permits have been altered.