Friday, February 25, 2011

Brown Building

At the northwest corner of Washington Place and Greene Street:

Today this building is owned by NYU, and is a biochem facility. A century ago it was known as the Asch Building. The 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the Ash Building were occupied by the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. A month from today will mark the 100th anniversary of the fire that took 146 lives. I've always had an affinity for the building, even before I moved to the city. I always felt a connection somehow, even though there is no familial connection with any of its victims.

Perhaps I'll be able to get a proper shot of it, you know, with the whole building in the frame sometime before the anniversary. Then I'll write more about it.

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