Day 761

Shepard Hall

January 29th, 2014

By the late 20th century, this gorgeous building at City College had become "the largest example of terra-cotta failure in New York City and perhaps the country"; for years, "pieces of terra cotta the size of grapefruits had been falling off the building with regularity". A massive restoration effort that began in 1986 and has cost around $150 million is finally, I believe, just about complete.

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