190 The Bowery- the most incredible house I’ve ever seen

It’s hard to believe places like this still exist in New York. New York Magazine snoops around photographer Jay Maisel’s ultimate real estate steal. Maisel purchased a 6 story- 35,000 square foot former Germania Bank in 1966 for $102,000, now valued from $35 – $70 million.

The photos are absolutely amazing and the story of turning an unwanted and decrepit old building into a desirable and impossibly cool stronghold appeals to my core desire to save the remarkable from death in this tear-down consumer culture and making something unique from something unwanted.

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