Friday, December 2, 2011

The Corbin Building

The Corbin Building is on the Corner of Broadway and John St in Manhattan.  Here is it's entire story from Wikepedia

"The historic Corbin Building is located at 192 Broadway in Manhattan. It was designed by architect Francis H. Kimball and built in 1888 and named for Austin Corbin, a president of the Long Island Rail Road. It was reported to be the tallest building in New York City at the time of its completion.It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 2003."

 The Wikipedia picture to the right is not current.  It probably a year old (from 2010).  It is interesting that it's fire escape used to lead to the building next door.  But since that building is being replaced with the Fulton St Transit Center

The Google maps view belew is a little more current.  It shows the the Crobin Building cover in scaffolding.

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But the current view is more interesting.

The covered the scaffolding with an image of what the building (should / did / will ) look like behind it.

pretty cool!


  1. I'm glad their renovating instead of getting rid of it. Very interesting post.

    :-) Marion

  2. Marion,

    I don't think they can get rid of it. It is probably landmarked.

  3. They do this a lot in the touristy parts of Paris too.


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