Day 679

RNA House

November 8th, 2013

This massive "concrete beehive" was built in the mid-1960s as part of the West Side Urban Renewal project (here's a copy of the city's 1959 preliminary plan for the renewal area). It's hard to imagine these days, but parts of the Upper West Side were considered blighted just a few decades ago.

One Comment

  1. Steve says:

    My aunt bought an apartment on West End Ave with views of the Hudson for about $20,000 in the mid-70’s. At the time friends called them crazy and worried for their safety. The building next door was abandoned and had drug dealers squatting in it. Now the apartment is worth over a million dollars!

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