Could Doomed Coney Island Bank Become A Ballroom?
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the impending demise of several Coney Island structures, including the abandoned Coney Island Bank (interior pictures here). While I love the building, I can understand how some might have trouble imagining what could be done to rejuvenate it…
To those, I submit this:
On Thursday, the Save Coney Island project released this imaginative rendering by volunteer architects as one way the building could be restored and transformed – in this case, into a Bowery Ballroom-like music/event hall. It’s not so much a proposal as a source of inspiration.
There is priceless value to be had in restoring the building. There is everything to lose in tearing it down.
I might be wrong, but I believe the email addresses over at Thor Equities (owners of the property) are the person’s first initial, followed by their last name @thorequities.com. If you’d like to send CEO Joseph Sitt your thoughts, I’m sure he wouldn’t mind. Don’t be rude though!
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