Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Good Bye 5Pointz

NYC - What was once the mecca for graffiti art is no more.

The Wolkoff family, who own the building in Queens nicknamed "5Pointz" covered more than a decade's worth of spray-paint art in the middle of the night. Artists likened it to an act of vandalism, as they had fought to have the building designated a landmark.

The area is scheduled to be developed into luxury condominiums. More than 1,500 artists reportedly used the 5Pointz warehouse as a canvas, turning the formerly derelict brick building into a tourist attraction.

The building is set for demolition by the end of the year as part of a $400m project to build more than 1,000 luxury apartments, the New York Times reports.