In Long Island City, the massive graffiti-covered former factory building known as 5Pointz is hovering on the brink of demolition with local politicians lining up behind David Wolkoff, the developer who wants to tear the building down. As part of Curbed’s Camera Obscura series, the site ran a heartfelt look at the building, its meaning to the community and to the thousands of artists, tourists and locals who oppose its destruction. The story is chock-a-block with revealing photos of the building and art that adorns it inside and out and up on the roof too. It is well worth a look.
Photo Nathan Kensinger via Curbed