Because what's the start of the new year without a visual sucker punch to the gut, Animal NY captured some six months of demolition over at graffiti-covered mecca 5 Pointz. The city has sadly followed the devolution of this local icon from street-art haven to white-washed warehouse to a pile of rubble, and Animal's video makes it all too real.
For every old thing that comes down, some new expensive thing must rise in its place. A side effect of Animal's video is that it also tracks the rise of the boxy ODA condo building at 22-22 Jackson Avenue. That's slated for completion in 2016.
· Jackson Avenue buildings at old 5Pointz site halfway demolished [Court Square Blog via Brownstoner Queens]
· Watch the Months-Long Demolition of 5 Pointz in a One-Minute Timelapse [Animal NY]
· All 5 Pointz coverage [Curbed]