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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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February 25, 2004

Design Perspectives: Are we doomed to lose a Fifth Avenue gem?

  • The First United Methodist Church and the Central Library are wonders among the walls of skyscrapers, but the laws of economics soon may destroy the church.
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    Our best buildings are part of the common wealth -- storehouses of value that provide a better life for everyone.

    Fifth Avenue has its treasures. Two landmarks -- one old and one new -- stand only a block apart. One is nearing completion, the other nearing demolition. One is a modern masterpiece and an instant landmark, the other is a true historic landmark that lacks official designation or legal protection.

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