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The Graffiti Mecca to be Demolished
'If you look at them, you get goose bumps,' he said, adding that the beauty of the complex is that artists are there all the time, painting new works. 'It's renewable art,' he said. 'I can go there in another week or two and see some more pieces.'
The site is slated to be replaced by high-rise apartment buildings next year.
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
The owner of Graffiti Mecca "5 Pointz" is planning to replace this icon with two residential high-rise buildings in 2013. The walls of this internationally acclaimed building hosted the paintings of artists from around the world. Despite Long Island City residents' opposition, Mr. Wolkoff is going ahead with the plan. Some may call graffiti, an act of vandalism. But for some New Yorkers, it's a free, constantly renewed art museum. You should visit and judge yourself before this building goes to history.