As condo time approaches for the Williamsburg Savings Bank Building—Magic Johnson and friends plan to remake the iconic Brooklyn landmark into a luxury haven—an overlooked landmark inside the building closed last week. Writes blogger Englishman in New York:
Although the banking hall was mentioned in passing it never merited a story in its own right. I can’t even find a photograph of the interior of the hall online. And when it closed its doors after 75 years in business on Friday how many words were written about it? None.Well, now, like 44 and counting. He rectifies the cultural oversight with the above photo and these chilling words: "The next time you see this room, it could be a Barnes and Noble or a swanky restaurant."
· Williamsburgh Savings Bank [Englishman in New York via Daily Heights]
· Williamsburg Bank Conversion: Like Pulling Teeth [Curbed]
· Magic Johnson Closes on Giant Brooklyn Tower [Curbed]