51 Astor Place, East Village, NYC

Built in 1959 and housing the Cooper Union Engineering School, this building is scheduled for demolition soon. One nice feature is the glassed-in cafe at the corner which floats above the intersection.

UPDATE: 1/8/12. Even though the building is in the midst of coming down (currently surrounded by scaffolding), Robert A. M. Stern’s New York 1960 states that the architects were the firm of Voorhees, Walker, Smith, Smith & Haines (a longstanding firm more known for its art deco work and who’s masthead was constantly changing over the decades) and that the building was completed in 1961 not 1959.

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2 Responses to 51 Astor Place, East Village, NYC

  1. Douglas Stanley Jr. says:

    I can honestly say that this is a better looking building that the one replacing it. Some renovation and it could be more attractive.

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