Monday, June 11, 2012
Once it's gone, it's gone forever
From the NY Post:
Wrecking balls are threatening to take aim at historic buildings in three unique parts of the city — thanks to neglect, insufficient funds and inappropriate development.
The areas are among the nation’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, according to the National Trust for Historic Places, which started its list 25 years ago.
Yesterday, it released a list of the fates of the areas and buildings that made its lists over the last quarter century.
The parts of the Big Apple still at risk are:
* The south side of the Ellis Island hospital complex, where immigrants were treated from 1892 to 1954.
* The cornices and buildings of Harlem, where some of the most famous black musicians, artists and literary figures worked and lived.
* Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront, where, the trust notes, nine of the 11 buildings on Admirals Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard are scheduled to be destroyed to make way for a supermarket and retail complex.