Wednesday, August 31, 2011

☞ REVIVE: The Manhattanville Bus Depot

What could possibly be one of the most aesthetically challenged buildings in the city may disappear soon as the demolition for the Manhattanville Campus of Columbia reaches the far west edge of 12th Avenue.  The Manhattanville Bus Depot can be seen in all of its glory at the top photo as a monolithic structure that straddles the majority of the block between 132nd and 133rd Street.  Walking by the area in the past week, one will find that scaffolding is slowly creeping up the side of the building even though the station itself is still being used. Maps of the planned campus do show that this building will indeed be demolished for the second phase of the project to arrive and this is one structure that nobody will probably miss: LINK.  The big question is will it go down sooner than later or is this just maintenance on the current building.


  1. I don’t think it’s all THAT bad. . . it’s a bus depot. It looks like a bus depot. Hey—compared to the Port Authority Bus Terminal it’s the Taj Mahal.

  2. Walked by today and there is a sign that says the facade is being refurbished. It isn't being demolished....yet.

  3. Unless that facade is about to fall on somebody's head, this sure seems like a horribly wasted capital investment on the part of an agency that is supposedly strapped for cash...