The Singer Building:
Of all the great tragedies of the 60's Architectural Holocaust, the loss of the Singer Building stands apart as one of the most biting. It came so closed to being saved, and yet was ultimately destroyed despite the best efforts of the newly formed historical preservation society.
What if history had been slightly different?
What if someone had come in at the 11th hour and purchased the building, saving it from destruction. What next?
The building was demolished in 1968 as Manhattan was entering into a long economic slump. How could the building have been made to be both profitable and economic WHILE maintaining ask much of the rich architectural history as possible?
Revamped office spaces?
Perhaps some civic building, library or learning center?
Curious what the pontificators among us may consider.