Kaskel + Kaskel

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Here is a photo of the beautiful 1903 Kaskel & Kaskel Building which is being deomolished and replaced with a 40-story tower. All efforts to save it have failed.  The wonderful mansard roof is already gone. 

Built in 1903, the Kaskel & Kaskel building originally served as a high-end men’s clothing store. Local preservationists have been fighting to save this building for nearly a decade now by expanding the Madison Square North Historic District and by getting the building individually designated.

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Ironically, in the background is the site of McKim Mead & White's Pennsylvania Station, Destroyed in 1962-1963.

 

by Dan Allen