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Monday, August 31, 2009

Layers in Time, Tribeca

Facade, Tribeca
Photo by myself in Tribeca, around Duane and Hudson Streets.

The area in Tribeca is known for its history. Located just in front of these buildings is Duane Park, the first area set aside to become a park in Manhattan.

I'm guessing that the facade along the street is a remnant preserved from a previous building. A modern glass block and steel structure exists beyond.

The old facade was kept to preserve the character of the street, which is lined with renovated brick buildings. I'd love to know more about this building - it's unusual for square footage to be left unused in New York.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Related posts: Down in the Village, Public Art at the Lever House and The Royalton, Renovated.


Olivier said...

c'est ce que j'aime bien dans NYC, dans les quartiers historiques, le mélange moderne et histoire.

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty.

Beautiful picture. The place seems to be very well preserved.The arquitecture tells the history a place and its people.