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Bid farewell to this block-long 1920s auto showroom in West Harlem

Updated: Mar 19, 2020

​Fans of vintage industrial architecture, take note: a block-long former auto showroom in West Harlem, built in 1920, is being prepared for demolition. It sits on the west side of Broadway between 131st and 132nd Streets.

Scaffolding is now up, and after asbestos abatement is complete, the building–most recently a Tuck-It-Away storage facility–will come down, according to a recent construction update from Columbia University.

The state infamously used eminent domain to take the property from its last owner on behalf of Columbia University, which has been building its glassy new Manhattanville campus over the last decade.

Read more about the changes that have been sweeping West Harlem–and check out which other old buildings have met the wrecking ball–in this excellent piece that ran last year in Curbed NY.

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