St. Vincents Hospital
St. Vincents Hospital

Then ...

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The Greenwich Lane
The Greenwich Lane

"Live exactly where you want," the signage crows, compliments of the Rudin marketing team."

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The Triangle in ruins
The Triangle in ruins

"There was nothing to mark ... the location of the hallowed Loew's Sheridan."

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St. Vincents Hospital
St. Vincents Hospital

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Sheathed
Sheathed

"sheathed in canary yellow scaffolding"

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View from Greenwich Avenue
View from Greenwich Avenue

Edward Hopper meets luxury housing ...

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Ghosts Cover image
Ghosts Cover image

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Sheathed
Sheathed

"sheathed in canary yellow scaffolding"

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   "At the asphalt asterisk formed by the improbable intersection of 7th Avenue, Greenwich Avenue, and West 11th Street, workmen in DayGlo gear dismantle St. Vincent’s Hospital. Ugly brown brick by ugly brown brick, they deconstruct the Brutalist ’70s additions named for dead Catholic men: Coleman, Link, Cronin. The red brick and limestone shells of the Smith and Raskob buildings along West 12th Street remain, sheathed in canary yellow scaffolding. Hollow windows resemble blackened eyes and broken teeth."

-- Tom Eubanks, GHOSTS OF ST. VINCENT'S