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5 Pointz graffiti building doomed, but will tall towers soar in its place?

Posted at 11:54 PM, Oct 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-05 01:24:45-04
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This is the view October 3, 2013 from the 7 train in Long Island City.

LONG ISLAND CITY (PIX11) — It’s really just a warehouse on Jackson Avenue. Some businesses operate in and out of it. Practically, it’s empty.

Technically, the address is 22-44 Jackson Ave., in an M1-5/R7-3 District, within the Special Long Island City Mixed Use District in the Borough of Queens, Community District 2, Council District 26.

Most people know it because of its exterior.

It’s visible from the No. 7 as our trains enter and leave the borough.

Most everybody calls it “5 Pointz.”

The owner, Jerry Wolcoff, says the building will be coming down.

No approval is needed for that.

However, a plan to build taller structures (40-story towers) on the site does need NYC Council Approval. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer held a hearing on Wednesday.

Artists spoke about the significance of the site. Supporters of the new plan praised the economic impact from the new construction and development.

The full council will vote on the request for taller towers this month.

CLICK HERE: Community discusses well-known Queens building