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January 20, 2013


Grégoire Almessandrini

Dear Alex,
I'm really glad that my photos were usefull to illustrate your great article. It's a very good idea to come back to Union Square's transformation. I don't recall any article on this topic. Thanks also for identifying the location of the bottom image since I couldn't remember where it was taken....and you are absolutly right, it is indeed 4th avenue... This destruction was very spectaclar. If I remember well, there were a bunch of brownstones and short buildings on that block. I remember the wrecking ball destroying everything. I was amazed to see the whole block disapearing so quickly before my eyes ... I regret that I didn(t shoot more images at the time...but the best photos are often the one we didn't take !
Kind regards,
Grégoire Alessandrini

James C. Taylor

Yes, it seems ridiculous to be nostalgic for 2007 but there's something very quaint about the idea of walking into Virgin and browsing through swathes of CDs. Best Buy's selection doesn't quite cut it.

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