Bogardus Building Spandrel Panel

Saving Place_MCNY_NYC_Untapped Cities_bhushan mondkar-017From the exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

This spandrel panel comes from the Bogardus Building (also known as the Edgar Laing Stores) at Washington and Murray Street, one of the city’s earliest cast-iron and curtain-walled buildings and one of the first to be designated a landmark. The building was disassembled as the area was prepared for urban renewal to be reconstructed at the new campus of Manhattan Community College, but the pieces were stolen and sold for scrap (twice).