2. The Rest of the Building was Stolen in Between 1974 and 1977

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The rest of the panels were then designated to be included in a building at South Street Seaport. The Landmarks Preservation Commission  moved the rest of the Bogardus building panels to a secret location in a city-owned building on 52nd Street, off 10th Avenue. When architects went to measure the panels with the Commission in June 1977, the hidden storage unit was missing all of the panels.