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  • Domino Sugar Factory demolition underway

    October 20, 2014 05:20PM
    Demolition of the Domino Sugar Factory

    Demolition of the Domino Sugar Factory (credit: Max Touhey)

    The original Domino Sugar Factory is officially making way for Two Trees’ Domino megaproject. [more]

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  • New York City's hippodrome, located on Sixth Avenue between West 43rd and West 44th streets was demolished in 1939.

    New York City’s hippodrome, located on Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets was demolished in 1939.

    New York City is constantly being rebuilt.

    In the 19th and 20th centuries, dozens of beautiful old buildings were demolished to make way for new development. It wasn’t until 1966, with the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, that historic buildings could be protected by federal law. [more]

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  • From left: Bruce Ratner, 1 Rockwell Place and 10 MetroTech

    From left: Bruce Ratner, 1 Rockwell Place and 10 MetroTech

    Downtown Brooklyn condo owners are alleging that a full-block demolition project by Forest City Ratner has left their apartments coated with dust. [more]

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  • 62-96 Woodhaven Blvd. in Queens

    62-96 Woodhaven Blvd. in Queens

    WEEKENDEDITION Shortly after a famous Rego Park eatery shuttered its doors, a developer has made plans to tear down part of the building it occupied. [more]

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  • hoffman-auto-showroom-1955-Esto

    Hoffman Auto Showroom at 430 Park Avenue in 1955 (Credit: Esto)

    year_in_review The conclusion of another year marks the loss of the latest batch of landmarked buildings and longstanding, lived-in real estate in the New York City area. Some owners caved to the pressures of widespread redevelopment — and others found their properties literally caving. Read on for a look back at some of the sites that have disappeared — or are set to vanish. [more]

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  • From left: Thor CEO Joseph Sitt and 516-520 Fifth Avenue (credit: PropertyShark)

    Joseph Sitt’s Thor Equities filed demolition plans yesterday for three adjacent properties on Fifth Avenue, according to city Department of Buildings records. Thor plans to redevelop the three buildings, located at 516, 518 and 520 Fifth Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets, into a 300,000-square-foot building, a spokesperson said. The plans call for building “an architecturally significant modern glass building,” according to a press release the firm sent to The Real Deal. [more]

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  • The site of the collapse, at 606 W. 131st Street (credit: DNAinfo)

    [Updated at 1:04 p.m., with comment from Borough President Scott Stringer] One construction worker is dead and two others injured after a collapse this morning at a construction site in West Harlem owned by Columbia University, the police and fire departments told The Real Deal.

    A call came in at 7:51 a.m. regarding a collapse at 606 West 131st Street, between Broadway and Riverside Drive, according to a spokesperson for the Department of Buildings (note: correction appended). [more]

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  • Litigation relating to the recently demolished Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty Street, between Washington and Greenwich streets, could endanger the budget for downtown projects such as the East River Waterfront, state officials have revealed.

    According to DNAinfo, the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. is the defendant in an $80 million lawsuit filed by criminally-charged Deutsche Bank contractors Boris Lend Lease after the agency failed to make sufficient profit on the troubled demolition.

    A fire at the site killed two firefighters in 2007 and Bovis is fighting accusations that they caused the conditions that led to the fatalities. LMDC is also suing Bovis for $100 million as a result of extra costs caused by contractor negligence. … [more]

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