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This Is What Graffiti Haven 5 Pointz Looks Like Days Into Demo


Last week, a largely-dreaded yet inevitable backhoe arrived at the site of Long Island City's former graffiti haven 5 Pointz, where developer David Wolkhoff will erect two gigantic, lumbering rental towers. Unlike the warehouse which has been attracting artists since 1993, the towers will have some feeble, regulated graffiti space. The backhoe's arrival marks the end of an era—goodbye to 5 Pointz as it's now known.

A call for views of the site turned back these snaps—we're still collecting images to our tipline.
· 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Is Being Demolished Right Now [Curbed]
· All 5 Pointz coverage [Curbed]