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Subject: Re: info needed on abandoned building on Harlem


Author:
Chuck
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Date Posted: 08:12:58 02/25/08 Mon
In reply to: The Other Chuck 's message, "info needed on abandoned building on Harlem" on 19:16:03 12/25/07 Tue

That building, and Starks, are sadly gone.
I do not know the history of it, but it was not a parking garage, it was a office building.
It was odd, just a tall concrete monolith rising in the middle of nowhere!!

Chuck

>Hey all,
>
>When I was a 70's kid nearly every week I ended up
>driving with my parents on Harlem Ave, and I vividly
>remember a building that was erected on the east side
>of the road, a little south of Archer. I think it was
>in the neighborhood of Stark's Military Surplus.
>
>The building was never finished, never opened, never
>used for any purpose. Rumor had it that it started as
>a parking garage, may have been considered for office
>space, and finally forgotten.
>
>It was about 10 stories tall, basically a rectangle,
>but the most notable feature was the odd roof. It
>actually stood quite a few feet above the actual top
>floor. It looked a bit like the carports over an A&W
>or Steak n Shake parking lot. Flat on top with a
>center support running down the middle.
>
>I haven't been up there in over 10 years and I
>understand that the building may have been demolished.
>
>Does anyone remember this monstrosity, have any pics,
>or know its history?
>
>Thanks,
>
>the Other Chuck

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