Monday, April 11, 2011
☞ REMEMBER: Rebuilding a Local Landmark
via Starts and Fits) shows the building back in 2005 when not much of the base was left. Today, a mixed-use residential structure sits on on the site of the old landmark and the architects have made a modern translation with a nod towards the designs of the past (middle photo).
As the city receives proposals for the Corn Exchange Building on the April 22nd deadline, this line of thinking might be something that the Landmarks Commission should really consider if a modern direction gets chosen. The Walls Street Journal posted an article this weekend that highlights various thoughts from folks in the community which range from a public pool to rebuilding the East 125th Street landmark into a historic hotel: LINK. Ideally, the East Harlem building over by Park Avenue will be restored to its original state but only time will tell if that will ever happen. Archival photo courtesy NYPL