Welcome to CornerSpotter, Curbed's new and fast expanding weekly game in which you—fair readers—consult archival streetscape photos or postcard illustrations to identify the building(s) and/or location presented. Time to tap that reservoir of urban minutiae and flaunt it before your fellow readers. Fire away in the comments, and we'll reveal the correct identity and backstory on Friday.
"Distressed", "calamity", and "delay" are words that make multiple appearances when reviewing the recent history of this site. Several redevelopment iterations have come and gone with market fluctuations and shifting ownership. And the chaos hasn't fully subsided. If you're looking for familiar structures, you won't find 'em, at least not in the foreground. Big visions (and dreams of big money) did 'em in. One of the site's smaller structures even had its landmark status revoked to clear a path for more intensive use. Bonus: In addition to identifying the corner, name the razed former-landmark (not pictured) and the building that replaced it.