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Urban Archaeology

Tribeca Citizen has been sitting on a treasure trove of 61 more photos from inside 5 Beekman Street, from a tipster who took a tour last year. The tipster writes: "There were real glimmers of a gilded past—the birds in relief on the stairwell, the clearly once-gorgeous atrium, the wood-paneled interior 'windows' onto the courtyard/atrium—and then just gross wreckage that was clearly the 60s/70s overwriting the old beauty and then all rotting together?.I hate to say this, but this seemed very Woolworth-esque in the sense of being pretty but useless?originally designed for all aesthetics and no functionality, and therein lying its failure." [Tribeca Citizen; previously]

5 Beekman Street

5 Beekman St., New York, NY 10038