3 Responses to “The Triangle in Pictures: Say Goodbye to History”

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  1. Anonymous

    Once you move in the Dumont you will be able to see that most of those buildings are already only façades with trees growing inside… Sad but true…

  2. Dino

    On the flipside, the guy who was previously residing the the un-boarded up basement of the building on the left, who chased after my wife while she was walking the dog, will no longer be there.

    There is merit in maintaining facades and buildings that have historic value, especially if they buildings coincide with significant historical or architectural achievements. Equally, there is merit in ensuring that neighborhood development is carried out in such a way that encourages walking, commerce, and community. The two don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but we should also guard against the Disney-fication of historic properties–that is maintaining a facade for its own sake without providing context for the preservation. Perhaps WSI will see fit to integrate the existing form into whatever development goes there, as there is some precedent in the neighborhood (Spy Museum block, 7th St, etc). However, in this particular case, I would say that the cost of not developing the 5th & I corner is far greater than the benefit of preserving some nice, though not altogether unique, samples of historic architecture.

  3. si

    lots of fascinating historic info on some of those MVT “teeth”..enjoy!

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