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Photos: 21 Buildings Of Old New York Being Demolished


<p>The demolition of Pennsylvania Station, 1964-1965 (We'll have more of these depressing photos in a separate post coming soon.)</p>

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<p>Viewing of facade, tearing down the Armory, Madison Avenue between 94th and 95th Sts. ca. 1966</p><p></p>

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<p>Demolition of <a href="http://gothamist.com/2010/02/04/flashback_croton_reservoir.php">the Croton Reservoir</a>, 1899... this is where Bryant Park sits today.</p><p></p><form class="mt-enclosure mt-enclosure-image" mt:asset-id="731023" style="display: inline;"> <img alt="12demo0712.jpeg" class="image-none" height="516" src="http://gothamist.com/attachments/arts_jen/12demo0712.jpeg" width="640"/> </form>


<p>Construction and Demolition on Rooftops. ca 1907</p>

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<p>Aaron Burr's old tank in building on Centre Street and Duane Street. ca. 1890</p>

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<p>Last of the Manhattan Theatre, 1909</p>


<p>Tearing Down The Tombs, ca 1890</p>

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<p>Cat Alley, when it was being torn down. ca. 1898</p>

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<p>The Division Street Park site -- as it was when tenements were cleared away, taken 1898.</p>

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<p>Demolition of Astor House. November 1, 1913</p>

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<p>Demo to make way for the site of the United Nations Headquarters. January 30, 1948</p>

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<p>Demolishing the Sixth Avenue elevated. December 20, 1938</p>

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<p>Remains of brownstone, West 58th Street.February 13, 1939</p>

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<p>Demolition of the Fulton Fish Market. Spring 1950</p>

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<p>Theater being demolished, 3rd Avenue and 31st Street. ca. 1955</p>

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<p>Belasco Theatre demolition, 1902</p>

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<p>Madison Avenue and 103rd Street. May, 1959</p>

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<p>Houses on Minetta Street. ca 1920</p>

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<p>Demolishing Centre Street Market ca. 1900</p>

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<p>Blackwell's Island, Looking North showing penitentiary during demolition. ca 1936</p>