Just across the water where a lot of the worlds currency is exchanged and directly across the street from the tallest building in Queens, NY (owned by finance giant Citigroup), we find a rather large warehouse building that’s quite opposite to those. Ying and Yang… 5 Pointz is used as a canvas for urban art, graffiti to be specific.
This place should be a landmark, a museum. Artists from all over the world come to 5 Pointz to express their art on these walls. Regardless, according to The New York Times, this exhibit will be knocked down to make place for two 30-story apartment buildings.
A sad end to a beautiful display of urban art that transcends racial barriers. No doubt, NYC was a one-time graffiti infested city and therefore it is now frowned upon. But come on, graffiti has evolved from a simple ‘tag’. It’s intricate, modern, vibrant – just like any piece you’d find at The Museum of Modern Art.
Let’s keep the culture alive!