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One of the Saddest NYC Sights Ever - The Complete Destruction of 5Pointz

The complete anniliation of 5Pointz is just about complete. The final blow is the appropriation of the name "5Pointz" that the developers want to use for the souless glass towers that will replace the street art mecca. Here is an article that shows you just about the complete obliteration of 5Pointz


5-Pointz-Demolition-Completed-Untapped-Cities-Bhushan-Mondkar-NYCUntapped Cities writer Bhushan Mondkar snapped this photograph of the nearly complete demolition at 5Pointz over Thanksgiving weekend. We’ve been following the slow evisceration of the beloved street art hotspot over the past few months–heading into the building in mid-October and watching the sign come down at the end of October. Just before Thanksgiving, a memorial was held on the anniversary of the whitewashing. But this photograph heralds the end.

Soon, visitors to New York City who ride the 7 train won’t even realize there used to be something there that made such a wonderful contrast with the Manhattan skyline behind–a building that encapsulated through art and architecture the fervor of an art movement that’s still fighting to be heard. When the residential towers do go up, perhaps even to be called 5Pointz if the trademark goes through, what we’ll be left with is a self-referential mirror image of Manhattan–not distinctively Queens anymore and not quite Manhattan.

See 35 photographs of what 5Pointz looked like inside as demolition was just beginning and check out what 5Pointz looked like in its heyday.



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