Thursday, June 15, 2017
Parker Towers demolishing fountain
From Forest Hills Post:
Parker Towers, the large 1960s development sandwiched between Queens Blvd and Yellowstone Boulevard, has long been known for the giant fountain in the middle of the courtyard.
The fountain has traditionally been a focal point since it is surrounded by the three 22-story high-rises that make up the complex.
The fountain, however, is now being demolished. According to a spokesman for the Parker Towers, the demolition began yesterday and will be complete in two weeks.
The plan is to replace it with greenspace. Construction will begin in a few weeks and is estimated to be finished in a few months.
However, according to local historian and Forest Hills resident Michael Perlman, residents are not pleased with this decision and neither is he.