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194-Year-Old Canal St. Building Goes From Decrepit to Pristine

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A year and a half ago, 502 Canal Street was covered in graffiti and literally falling apart. The 194-year-old landmark at the corner of Greenwich Street was vacant and had fallen into disrepair, according to DNAinfo, and despite its age and history most hoped the city would just condemn it and tear it down. The building racked up 20 complaints and 30 violations over 20 years. Well, a year and a half later, Tribeca Citizen snapped a photo of the completely redone building, which is red-brick and pretty adorable, complete with planters. SRA Architecture led the renovation "to restore it back to its original glory," and Department of Buildings permits that are pending approval show that owner Ponte Equities wants to turn it and neighbors 504 and 508 into single-family townhouses. Okay, Ponte: after falling down on the job, we can only say that you recovered nicely. Well done.
· Northwest Tribeca Construction Update [Tribeca Citizen]
· 194-Year-Old Building Partially Collapses on Canal Street [DNAinfo]
· Dilapidated TriBeCa Landmarks Finally On the Road to Recovery [DNAinfo]