[Photo via Animal New York]
First came the development plans. Then came the whitewashing. And now here comes the demolition. Animal New York reports that a backhoe arrived at 5 Pointz this morning and began tearing the graffiti mecca down. Since 1993, 5 Pointz, a warehouse in Long Island City, has legally hosted the artwork of hundreds of graffiti artists, but owner David Wolkoff decided that the fun was over, and he'd rather replace 5 Pointz with two soulless rental towers. If you have photos of the demolition, please do send them to the tipline. We'll round them up so we can all say goodbye together.
· The Demolition of 5 Pointz Has Begun [Animal]
· 5 Pointz Owners Whitewash Graffiti Mecca Overnight [Curbed]
· All 5 Pointz coverage [Curbed]