49 beautiful old New York buildings that no longer exist

New York City's hippodrome, located on Sixth Avenue between West 43rd and West 44th streets was demolished in 1939.

New York City’s hippodrome, located on Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets was demolished in 1939.

New York City is constantly being rebuilt.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, dozens of beautiful old buildings were demolished to make way for new development. It wasn’t until 1966, with the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act, that historic buildings could be protected by federal law.

Click through to see some of these vanished buildings, which include iconic hotels, businesses, and private homes.
Max Rosenberg contributed to this post.

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