Archinect - News 2014-08-27T13:05:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/107170089/the-demolition-of-5-pointz-has-begun The Demolition of 5 Pointz Has Begun Alexander Walter 2014-08-22T12:48:00-04:00 >2014-08-26T13:48:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5175f031ae94c4f7a3b3852f7df5b52.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>5 Pointz, New York City&rsquo;s &ldquo;graffiti mecca,&rdquo; is being demolished right now. This morning, a backhoe began tearing into the building that has served as a legal spot for aerosol artists for over two decades. In 2011, the property owner announced that he will be developing the site and transforming it into a massive residential condo complex.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360147/5-pointz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge Diane Pham 2014-07-31T20:09:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T16:50:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6r/6rv7kv5tg8wgfd8p.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you loved 5Pointz, grab a box of tissues because you aren't going to be happy with what's planned for the soon to be demolished building. New renderings of what will replace the former art mecca have emerged, and unsurprisingly, the towers are as ho hum residential as they come. The new design is the work of New York-based HTO Architect, and once complete, will hold 1,000 apartments within two towers of 41 and 47 stories each.</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> 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>