Saturday, May 24, 2008

Central Harlem, Frederick Douglass Circle at 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard

Mary Sargent © 2008 ………….. click to enlarge

This is Towers on the Park, a condominium built in 1988. I remember there was some stir about it at the time; according to The New York Times, in an article dated August 27, 1989, and titled A Housing Renaissance Sweeps Central Harlem ". . . it was hailed as the start of a housing initiative that would put home ownership within reach of many more Harlem residents." The article goes on to discuss at some length the other projects in the works, the problems and concerns and the cautious optimism.

Now 20 years later, I guess I should track down all those projects and see if they actually happened.

As for Towers on the Park, while it's not hideous, it could certainly look better. Maybe some nice graffiti.

See map.

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