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