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49 beautiful old New York buildings that no longer exist

A look at dozens of grand structures razed before the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act
By Business Insider | September 16, 2014 08:00AM

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.

Click through to see some of these vanished buildings, which include iconic hotels, businesses, and private homes.

Max Rosenberg contributed to this post.

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