Bulldozers for Ward’s Bakery


    In a press release yesterday, the visigoths at FCR announced that 800 Pacific Street, aka Ward’s Bakery, had less than 100 hours to live. One of the most architecturally significant — and most easily adaptable — buildings in the Atlantic Yards footprint, Ward’s Bakery didn’t make the cut with LPC (politics, anyone?). Trying to save a little face with the preservationists and environmentalists, FCR announced that it would be recycling 75 percent of the demolished building materials. But as Donovan Rypkema, a specialist in preservation economics, said at the recent Historic Districts Council conference, “You’re a fool or a fraud if you say you are an environmentally conscious builder and yet are throwing away historic buildings.”
    Ward Bakery Is Toast [The Real Estate]
    Ward Bakery Demo and Environmental Sustainability [AY Report]
    Petitioning Bruce to Spare Ward’s Bakery [Brownstoner]
    Photo by Tracy Collins

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