They are demolishing this house by hand, salvaging the brick I think.
The fireplace abides. They are saving it or saving it 'til last.
So when you dive east on University in the rainy gloom of the last few days, you see this white triumphal arch poking up from the brown rubble.
Is it worth designng the new house around the old chimney and fireplace?
Until it's gone or enclosed it's an intriguing sight.
I'm glad I stopped to look.
This picture shows the details well but not the actual color.
They'll get back to work soon.
Church of Our Saviour, Murray Hill, NYC
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