Neighbors launched a campaign to preserve the Bancroft Building, at 3-7 West 29th Street, an 1896 structure known for being the former home of Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Club. But while preservationists were making their moves, nearby Marble Collegiate Church has been making its own plans to replace the Bancroft Building with?this. (Thanks to a tipster for the rendering.) The Madison Square North Historic District stops just short (a half a block) of the site, so although the church's need for additional air rights might be a holdup to the project, landmarking is unlikely to save the Bancroft Building.
· Bancroft Building coverage [Curbed]