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Frank Lloyd Wright Site Demolished In Midtown

Hoffman Auto Showroom in Manhattan (credit: Galinsky)

Hoffman Auto Showroom in Manhattan (credit: Galinsky)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - One of only three sites in New York City designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is no more.

According to a report in Crain’s New York Business, the Hoffman Auto Showroom on the corner of Park Avenue and 56th Street was demolished late last month.

“The loss of a Frank Lloyd Wright, it’s a national tragedy,” said Simeon Bankoff, director of the Historic Districts Council.

It was also an unexpected one for most.

The report said that on March 22, the Landmarks Preservation Commission called the owners of 430 Park Ave., to let them know they were considering designating it an interior landmark.

The remaining sites are the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue and the “The Crimson Beech” (also known as the Cass House), which is a home on Staten Island.