It didn't take long for Curbed reader dasracht to identify this week's Cornerspotter property as the Union Dime Savings Bank that once stood at 1065 Sixth Avenue on the corner of 40th Street across from Bryant Park. Dasracht also informed us that a picture of the building used to be on "every subway map you'd get in Midtown" (we'd love to see one of those, if anyone has a photo!). The building was erected in 1906 and was torn down 50 years later to make way for the 32-story office tower monstrosity that currently occupies that corner. As another commenter pointed out, the demolition occurred before the Landmarks Law existed to protect historic buildings.
· Hint: A Building of 'Monumental Character,' Now a Bland Tower [Curbed]
· 1065 Sixth Avenue [NYPL]