Not So Mundane: The O’Toole Building, Greenwich Village, NYC

One quirky New York City buildings that is currently threatened with extinction is the O’Toole Building on Seventh Avenue between West 12th and West 13th Streets in Greenwich Village. While many people find the white, saw-tooth building unlovable, its low rise character and unique materials make it both interesting to look at and and respectful to the neighborhood. Although the building was included in the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission agreed in 2008 to allow the current owners, St. Vincent’s Hospital to demolish the structure for a new hospital facility. How St. Vincent’s recent rumored bankruptcy will affect this is unknown.

There are all sorts of articles about the building and its possible demolition on the internet. A few good ones are here, here and here.

Finally, here is a neat piece of memorabilia in this post.

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2 Responses to Not So Mundane: The O’Toole Building, Greenwich Village, NYC

  1. wes says:

    Have you been inside this building? Needs to be torn down

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