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Beloved Bancroft Building Is Getting Demolished on the Inside

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The historic Bancroft Building is in the midst of being razed, despite exterior appearances... and preservationists' best efforts over the last year. It looks intact, but the handsome brick structure, on West 29th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues, is coming down to make way for what's probably going to be a very glassy thing by developer HFZ Capital.

At the request of curious tipsters, Curbed paid the site a visit yesterday, and yes, even though it appears fine, workers are currently busy gutting it. They say the 10-story, 19th-century office building—once home to Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Club, among other things—should be completely demolished within six to eight months.

—Hannah Frishberg
· All Bancroft Building coverage [Curbed]