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The Bancroft Building Is Really Coming Down Right This Second

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It's been a long road to demolition for the historic Bancroft Building. The 19th-century office building with distinctive red-and-white detailing on East 29th Street lost its preservation battle, and it's currently being razed very slowly. Work started on the inside during the summer of 2014, and a video uploaded earlier this month shows that it's finally the facade's turn to go. Then a tipster sent in photos of the building shot yesterday, so it's official: chunks of the building's front are gone. History buffs may go ahead and weep—because HFZ Capital is very likely to erect something tall and glassy there.

· Historic Bancroft Building Is Being Demolished Right Now [Curbed]
· All Bancroft Building coverage [Curbed]