Archinect - News 2014-04-16T15:19:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/86311570/5-pointz-graffiti-mecca-in-long-island-city-faces-imminent-destruction 5 Pointz "graffiti mecca" in Long Island City faces imminent destruction Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-11T18:21:00-05:00 >2013-11-15T11:53:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8hcrzo6sk2ga36ez.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The artists behind New York&rsquo;s graffiti haven 5 Pointz have learned that their last-ditch legal effort to save the outdoor gallery will likely fail. &ldquo;The building, unfortunately, is going to have to come down,&rdquo; federal judge Frederic Block said in New York&rsquo;s eastern district court on Friday. [...] &ldquo;I&rsquo;m getting the sense that the traditional academic way of looking at things needs to be updated,&rdquo; Block said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>