New Cooper Union Building: Destruction Continues

New Cooper Union Building

The demolition of the old Cooper Union building continues in preparation for the new Cooper Union building designed by Morphosis on 3rd avenue between 6th and 7th Streets in New York City’s East Village.

The Ukranian church is now visible from the opposite corner on Third Avenue. The scene resembles destruction that you might see in a war zone – except that this is the only war around.

All other buildings are ‘fine’ and that includes McSorley’s Ale House across Seventh Street.

The views give you an idea of how things would look if we did live in another part of the world – I’m thinking Baghdad.

Cooper Union Construction

Just up the street from the new Bowery Hotel, the previous Cooper Union building was not the most beautiful building you’ve ever seen, but it didn’t compare to its cross-street neighbor, the 1859 Cooper Union Building, at Astor Place and Fourth Avenue – seen in the background in the above photo.


April 3rd, 2007

Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City


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