Astor Place is arguably one of the most architecturally intriguing sections of the city. Morphosis's geometric, shiny metallic building sits next to the Cooper Union's classic brownstone home. Gwathmey Siegel's wavy, blue-glass tower is just up Lafayette Street from the landmarked Colonnade Row. The hulking and much-hated 51 Astor Place is rising over Tony Rosenthal's Cube sculpture. If Astor Place seems like it's always in flux, that's because it always has been. Here now, we have 25 historic photos showing the constant evolution of this little urban corner.
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