One Times Square, the famous building on the south end of Manhattan's Times Square built, was once the home of The New York Times. It was completed in 1904 and the Times stayed there for just 10 years before moving out. Over the next century, the building would become a home to a speakeasy, a shooting range, and offices. But ever since the massive billboards went up, the building has remained empty.
The building, eventually sold to Jamestown Properties, is now mostly unoccupied. The abandoned floors are littered with graffiti and the remnants of old signs. On New Year’s Eve, around a million people are expected to pack Times Square and fix their eyes on the ball. When it comes down, though, it will land above a building that has been empty for years.
via The New Yorker
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