Residential mid-rises might be all the rage in Midtown, but they're little more than bulldozer bait at the Brewster-Douglass Projects. Nearly a month of demo work has whittled the complex's western building down to a nubbin of its former self. The eastern building is much more intact—though rather naked—after most of its brick facade was stripped away. Unlike the satisfyingly crunchy town homes, these concrete towers don't topple so easily. Expect the drama to pick back up when the four high-rises come down sometime in the future. Here's a teaser from the 2001 demo at the Jeffries Projects.
· Brewster-Douglass Projects Losing the Townhouses First [Curbed]