1. A Copy of the Bogardus Building Was Built at Front Street and Fulton Street

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In 1983, this replica of the Bogardus bulding was constructed at South Street Seaport, but does not contain a single original architectural element. A spandrel, shown below, is on display at Saving Place: 50 Years of NYC Landmarks, one of the numerous remnants in the exhibition.

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Edward Laing Stores-Bogarus Building-Washington Market-Urban Renewal-Demolition-Stolen-NYC-2A spandrel piece, when still on the Bogardus Building. Photo from Library of Congress.

Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks will remain on view through Sunday, September 13th 2015 at the Museum of the City of New York. Read on for our interview with curators Donald Albrecht and Andrew Dolkart, our preview of the exhibit, and a look at the architectural remnants featured in the exhibit