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5Pointz to begin coming down today

Demolition to make way for new residential development by David and Jerry Wolkoff

August 22, 2014 02:10PM

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5Pointz before and after the building was whitewashed

The old 5Pointz before and after the building was whitewashed

Demolition will start today at 5Pointz, the former graffiti artist mecca in Long Island City.

The art on the building’s facade was painted over last year. The structure at 22-44 Jackson Avenue is making way for a two-tower development by David and Jerry Wolkoff.

The towers – one 41 stories and the other 47 stories — will include about 1,000 apartments. The development will also include 20 artist studios that total 12,000 square feet. The north tower will include retail space.

There will also be a 40-by-80 foot space above the development’s garage, where graffiti artists can make their mark on the building. [Gothamist] – Claire Moses

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