These tenements were odd survivors of the 20th century changes on the West Side.
A bankruptcy and
2007 legal action
may have had some part in the story.
As part of the Hudson Yards rezoning, they were protected from demolition
and a sidewalk shed observed in 2013 gave hope for remdial work as the building
began shedding bricks. However, the long-term strategy of the landlord appeared
to be demolition through neglect, which was accelerated by removal of the
rear walls in 2015.