Reader Yousirius was the first to correctly identify this week's Cornerspotter item: the colonnaded pavilion at Orchard Beach in the Bronx. The photo was taken during the construction phase, before the Robert Moses-era project was completed in 1937. The massive structure housed changing areas and a cafeteria, but the colonnades are now roped off to protect visitors from falling concrete. The structure is suffering from a condition known as "cement cancer" and plans for its future are being considered. Complete rehabilitation would cost an estimated tens of millions of dollars.
· It's Hard to Change When a Building Is This Old" [Curbed]
· Spotlight on Orchard Beach Pavilion [ArchPaper]
· Cornerspotter [Curbed]